With many different types of door available it can be difficult to know which material to choose. There are a wide range of options available including wood and veneer. Here are some of the differences between these types of door as well as advantages and disadvantages of each.
Solid wooden doors look fantastic. They are a high quality option for your home and can be made from different kinds of timber including oak, elm, beech and mahogany. On the other hand a veneer door is made up of two parts, an internal section of wood covered by an outer layer of the wood of your choice. This often means this choice of door is cheaper than a solid one as it uses less of the expensive timber. However, the end product is different in quality to a solid wooden one.
In terms of their performance, both kinds of door offer a good level of thermal efficiency – great for keeping warm air in a room and cold air out. If the doors are cared for properly both should also be resistant to warping – for example waxing the door can help protect it from moisture in the air which can cause doors to expand and contract and change shape over time. Solid wood doors are easier to make adjustments to when installing as they can be sanded down without affecting the appearance – compared to veneers which are not the same solid material all the way through.
XL Joinery are based in West Yorkshire and operate throughout the UK. We are a leading supplier of wooden doors and during the last 25 years have built up a reputation for supplying innovative designs at a competitive price. If you are thinking about investing in new doors and would like to know more about the options available, please contact us on 01924 350 500.