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What to Consider When Buying Interior Doors

Euroclad is a custom window and door manufacturer, and we talk a lot about exterior products on our website, but the truth is you spend most of your time looking at our interior products. When you think about it, you may only have a few exterior doors but you could have a dozen or more interior doors.

Sure, everyone wants to have a great looking entry door, but the doors you choose for the interior will greatly affect the look and feel of your home. They’ll also affect the noise level, light, and the maintenance required to keep them looking great.

What should you look for in an interior door? Great question, and here are some things you’ll want to consider.

erick-palacio-1568286-unsplashWhat Type of Interior Door Should You Buy?

A lot of consideration should be given to exactly how and where the door will be used. While it may make sense to put a see-through glass door on an office space in your home, it would likely be frowned upon to use that type of door on your washroom.

When you’re out shopping for new interior doors the functionality of the door is just as important as the style. What type of door do you want on your closet? Should it open or slide? What about space saving pocket doors?

Make a list of all the doors you’ll need, and what their use is. This will help you keep track of what you need the door to do and will help you visualize what types of doors you need.

Interior Door Light

As we mentioned above, a major consideration with your door is how much light you want to let through. If your home has lots of natural light, why install an interior door that will block it out? If you have skylights, glass wall system, or a big bay window, an interior door that has glass may be more desirable.

If privacy is a concern, you can limit the number of windows in the door or use frosted glass to help you keep things private while still letting plenty of light through.

Sound Travels

Depending on what a door is made of, sounds can either travel through unimpeded or be dampened by the core material. Most hollow-core interior doors do a good enough job at blocking out sound, but if you’ve got a teenager, band practice, or require a quiet office you may want just a little more.

Solid wood doors are a good choice to help block out the sound, but foam core doors are a little cheaper. Interior door glass is often very thin as it’s not meant to be a thermal break, but there are some thicker options that will work well.

dan-smedley-1425405-unsplashMatching Styles

Lastly, a good door manufacturer will be able to match styles for several types of doors. For example, you may want a glass door for your office, solid door for the master bedroom, and closet and pantry doors that match both.

Having a consistent look across all your interior doors will make your home pop, and less likely to appear like it was thrown together. Stop by our showroom and speak to the Euroclad Window and Door experts today to find out what options we have for you!