Doors are the main component of the design of a house, room, building, or any other architectural masterpiece. Door structures carry the function of protection and decoration and enhance the aesthetics of the building. In the modern world, comfortable living without doors is nearly impossible.
Today, the leading positions in the market are occupied by natural wood doors made according to the latest technologies and the highest production quality standards.
To buy interior bedroom doors in Singapore from a door manufacturer that respects all these principles, you should pay attention to several important criteria.
In our article, we will tell you everything about timber doors and try to find the answer to frequently asked questions.
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Types of timber
What is the difference between mass-production doors and elite ones?
First of all, the quality of the materials used. Timbers differ in density, processing technique, and the resulting finished product at the output.
Mass-market products (low and medium price categories) can be made from budget materials (PVC with lamination, etc.) and wood, but in this case, not always a high-quality type of wood is used. Sometimes such manufacturers do not follow the correct material preparation technologies, which also affects the quality of the final product.
Another situation is with the production of wooden products for special orders. Production is carried out only from elite types of wood: oak, ash, larch, alder, cherry, and walnut, but also the production process is carried out only in compliance with all technologies for working with wood: material resting, high-quality grinding, assembly, painting on the latest equipment. Therefore, the production time of such a design will be longer (up to 3 months), and the customer will receive a high-quality door that will serve him for decades.
Which timber wood to choose
When choosing a door, you should clearly understand what functions it will carry in the room and what it will be created from. After all, any wood is unique, has several advantages and disadvantages, and has characteristics. So, let’s look at the varieties.
Alder is a light, soft wood. This wood is ideal for interior doors, as it can darken and rot in the open air. The good thing about this wood is that it does not deform, which means that the finished canvas will not “shrink”.
Lacquering, made to the highest standards, allows you to achieve a graceful appearance of the final product. This is where you can achieve your door’s most elite and expensive look.
Oak is a symbol of eternity, strength, and longevity. The wood of this tree is resistant to moisture, and with the right processing technology, it does not rot at all. That is why oak products can serve for centuries.
Ash is a noble, elite wood that is valued at all times. Its beautiful texture has a variety of colors, and the wood itself is highly durable and can easily resist moisture.
Mass production of doors offers standard doors that may not always fit the desired design/style of the room, which cannot be said about the production of doors for an individual order.
Elite custom-made doors are tailored to your preference while maintaining their high quality.
In the production of elite timber doors, the wood goes through the ageing stage and is then processed on modern equipment (e.g., painted in specialized paint booths.)
Also, doors are varnished, emphasizing wood’s unique texture and protecting against environmental influences and deformation.
Tips to note when choosing timber doors
Timber doors are usually made from solid wood using high-quality heat-insulating material. So, it allows for maximizing the thermal insulation of the front door (up to 80%).
To ensure long service life, you should only apply high-quality components and professional painting products.
ATTENTION! Good, high-quality painting can be carried out only in manufacturing conditions using special equipment.
What determines the cost of timber doors
A premium wood product is not a cheap home decoration. A high-quality design, made according to traditional technologies, in compliance with all requirements, is more expensive than budget-class products.
The main characteristics that determine the price:
- Material. Doors made of elite wood will cost more than budget wood options and significantly differ in appearance and performance.
- Door leaf type. A solid array will cost more than a paneled canvas.
- Material processing method. Proper drying of wood is essential to the final result. Drying wood for high-quality shrinkage of the material naturally takes time (about 7 days), which is significantly different from the technique for manufacturing budget products. Hence the difference in the price range in these two segments.
- Additional accessories. Additional accessories such as glass inserts, carvings and paintings affect the price. Equally important is the quality work of real masters in painting. This increases the cost of the exclusive finished product and adds uniqueness to the interior.
Proper care of wooden doors
For your door to last as long as possible, it needs the right choice of wood and the proper care to protect it from external influences.
You should use polishing vax and special compounds to take care of the varnished surface of your doors. It preserves the structure of the varnish and allows you to polish damage or scratches.
Since solid wood doors have a considerable leaf weight, it is also necessary to ensure proper care for door hinges, locks, and fittings. This will extend its service life and operation.
Timber doors have several advantages over their metal/plastic counterparts:
- Only environmentally friendly materials are used for manufacturing.
- Wooden canvases have good sound and heat insulation.
- A unique, custom-made design project, as well as high-quality products.
The choice of a door for a particular room should be taken very seriously. Always consider the main purpose of the design and interior parameters. For open spaces or rooms with high humidity, you should not choose cheap wood: pine, alder, etc. For the external door to serve its owner for a long time, it is preferable to opt for oak or ash.
If you’re looking for an HDB metal gate or HDB main door, some ways to narrow down your search would be to match your HDB gate colour with your door, follow the current trendy themes for your metal gates and main door and choose the type of material for your metal gate such as mild steel and wrought iron.
At GateDoorWindow, we offer a variety of different door designs and colors. You can choose from our range of HDB fire-rated doors, HDB bedroom doors and HDB main doors. Contact us for more information.
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