Interior doors and exterior must be chosen so as to take into...

Interior doors and exterior must be chosen so as to take into account resistance in time, material and design


As purchases that are in the long term, when choosing interior or exterior doors must take into account some issues. Such as: resistance in time, material and, last but not least, the design.

The doors have a functional role of separation and union of the spaces. The doors have a significant contribution about aesthetics. This is true not only for interior doors but also of the entry, which must be in tune with the house architecture. The design is an important criterion, but the acquisition should follow their particular quality. Noise protection, thermal isolation or resistance over time, are benefits offered by a quality product. A wise choice will lead to lower paying bills because the house heat losses are at a rate of over 40% through doors and windows. Factors to consider when purchasing a door are linked, first of all, of its destination. For example, in the case of an apartment entrance doors, no matter the weather resistance, as in the case of doors for houses.

When purchasing an entry door, you must have in mind functional aspects, such as constructive system reliability (protection to weather, quality of coverage, quality hinge system, possibility of control in many directions), the degree of thermal and phonic isolation Level of safety, and aesthetic appearance (design harmonized with the architectural theme of facade of the house). In the chapter of resistance, a metal door – aluminum, steel or combinations of both – gives a high resistance and durability. Yet, without regular maintenance of the system, malfunctions will occur, and later, jams or unpleasant noises.

The material, from which is made the door can, therefore, influence the price, but the concept of production is decisive: more compromises – lower price. In the case of interior doors, color and design are necessary if we want a unified planning and balanced regarding color. To create a feeling of unity and continuity, these must be the same shade of floor and furniture, and frame – the same color as the plinth. Experts recommend one type of veneer for the doors of the house, the most various wood models have horizontal or vertical ribs. For some time, the doors are desired on both types of ribs. Classic homes are ideal for solid wood doors, with stucco. For a very modern house, glass doors are recommended. For, elegant decor, you can choose the most exquisite, crystal and leather inserts. In the case of larger homes, furnished in classical style, the stained glass doors can be used.


Usually, doors are standard sizes and fit individual goals of masonry. They should have a width ranging between 700 and 1000 mm, height 2060 mm and wall thickness of 80 mm. You can opt for door standard sizes or custom made depending on the desired sizes and colors.


Durability of the doors can reach 50 years if the following conditions:

– an indoor temperature that is not less than 10 ˚ C;
– maximum 60% humidity;
– Avoid big temperature differences between inside and outside the room (maximum 10 ˚ C).

Exterior door for house

Regarding the material of which an outer door is made, the tradition is going to wood. At rustic homes or classic, it will fit much better, a wooden door, than metal. There are and the an impediment: as any natural material, wood is influenced by temperature and the humidity conditions on the two sides of the door leaf (the one from the outside and the inside). Wood material is changed over time, differences of temperature, moisture and deforms, it is, therefore, essential, in advance, to be applied to a range of treatments. Also, thermal isolation in the wood case is weaker than in the case of metallic materials with mineral wool or polyurethane inserts.

Apartment exterior door

Ideally, the entrance door to the apartment, to meet regarding style and the color of the neighboring apartment doors. It is true, this is almost impossible in the case of the old blocks, where each tenant chooses the door depending on their tastes and budget. This unity is found, usually in new construction such as residential complexes. Factors such as sound isolation (especially in the case of apartments located at ground floor) and the security level are essential. Many homeowners buy metal doors, considering safer than wooden ones. But in nearly 90% of burglaries are affected cylinders (hubs) and the existing security systems, not the door itself.

For living, there is a broad range of doors

Although for more and more houses, is chosen the open spaces, there are owners of houses and apartments that want to separate, living from the rest of the house. Most common are the doors made from a mix from original wood finish melamine exterior, but there are other options more attractive. Very attractive are doors with metal inserts or glass. Most times, the door is chosen, in line with window joinery. Also, it can be matched, color or contrast (depending on the desired effect) with furniture or floor.

Sliding doors, a solution for small rooms

When rooms are small tricks are trying to create the impression of spaciousness. The kitchen is the case of images, which has sliding doors, made, on the system of dressing room doors. Apartment owner has chosen to do this for two reasons. First, large clear glass doors, keep ventilated space, and then this isolate the kitchen from the rest of the house, thus preventing the spread of odors in other rooms.

Interior door, in tune with style

When in a house, there are colors and the stylistic unity, we can say that planning is a success. To achieve this, it takes ingenuity and adaptability. Owner bedroom in the picture wanted a classical decor, and this condition was the first designer had to take into account. It was necessary that the door, although ancient, to be maintained and the overhauled so as not to “break” the overall picture of the interior.