Which wood door is the best choice?

Wood doors are seen regularly in our daily lives. But have you ever wondered whether these doors are all the same or are they different from each other?

Is it important to know the answer? Will it affect your decision of which wood door to use for different places, such as your firm, house, hotel, or any other place, whether it is for interior or exterior usage? In this article, you will find the answers to these questions.

Knowing that this could seem as a puzzling decision, we are here to aid you make the proper choice and help you through this process by providing you the needed information on how to pick the best wood door type through enlisting the pros and cons of wood door types in order to explain to you why to use a specific type in specific a place and no other places. By the end of this article, you will be able to pick the perfect wood door type to fulfil your needs and requirements.

A glance at wood doors

Wood doors are one of the most used types of doors all over the world in the meantime, as they are of different shapes, sizes, appearances, physical and aesthetic features. Although, at first glance, we can assume they are all the same, the fact is that they are not replicas of each other but differ vastly from type to type. Each type holds the characteristics of the original tree from which its wood slabs are extracted, in the case of a solid door. In the case of a synthetic wood door, it will have the features designated and meant for it by the manufacturing process and techniques.

Wood door choices for exteriors and fronts

Exteriors hold a crucial role in the aesthetic aspect of any place, as well as a role in its safety. So, when choosing the type of door for exteriors as your front door, whether it is your house or work place or so. We recommend the solid wood doors, which are made of wood slabs extracted from the natural wood of different trees such as oak, cherry, and walnut. According to the tree the slabs are extracted from, the characteristics of the door vary.

This type of wood door is known specifically for its exquisitely charming natural appearance as well as being highly insulative, durable, and solid. Thus, the name “solid wood door” was given to it.

Being natural and resistant, this type of door preserves its resale value to a great extent, which is a good thing considering the high price of this type of door thanks to its being completely natural, excluding its accessories for sure.



Wood door choices for interiors

Rooms, whether inside houses, offices, or even hotels, require doors with completely different characteristics than those of their exteriors. As the exterior solid doors are of heavy weight and high solidity, they are not easily utilized, which is unfortunately considered a disadvantage when making the choice of interior doors. which are anticipated to open and close smoothly and with no effort.

At the same time, safety is not of great importance as it is already protected by the exterior doors. However, an insulative feature is required in this type of rooms as well, and sound insulation is especially important in interior rooms.in order to hinder the noise and create an atmosphere of quiet and solitude.

Nevertheless, interior doors are usually on a limited budget as they are needed in large quantities, unlike front doors, so considering alternatives to solid wood doors, which are reasonably priced, is of utmost importance here as well.

The best wood doors for households

For the previously enlisted reasons we in Simaf recommend the following; Lacquered and Veneer wood doors are best used inside houses as they are of light weight and reasonable price and high insulative capabilities.

Those two types are made of natural or engineered wood base that can be either hollow or semi solid core that is filled with insulative materials or engineered wood and on top a thin layer of coating is glued to its surface and this coating is made of plain wood to preserve the natural appearance of the door thus maintaining the aesthetic characteristics of Solid wood doors at a much cheaper expense.

The best wood doors for commercial and business projects

On the other hand, work spaces, offices, and hotels are best suited with MDF and laminated doors that are distinguished by the following:

The base of the door in the case of laminated doors is made of synthetic flaps and layers of resin and paper that are glued and pressed together to form a single layer that lacks the need for a veneer top layer as it can be made into different sizes, shapes, and colors easily.

Alternately the MDF doors are made of engineered wood that is collected from the wood dust and residues of the breakage of hard and softwoods that are later processed through gluing and pressing to form a single layer that is later coated with the finest types of paint and lacquer to give it an aesthetic appearance proper to fulfill its required goal.


Finally, MDF and laminated doors are known for their light weight, insulative capabilities, budget-friendly rates, and most importantly, their fire resistance trait, as they can endure flames in case of fire emergencies for a long duration varying from 40 minutes up to 90 minutes, which is considered an excellent merit that can be truly useful in hotels and offices in times of misfortune.

To sum it up,

Wood doors are of many different types, and each type has its own distinctive features that qualify it to be used for designated purposes. If you were wondering what is the best door type to be used for a specific place, we recommend the following:

  • Solid wood doors are best used on exteriors, such as the front doors of houses, as they provide safety and a charming appearance.
  • Lacquered and veneered wood doors are best used in household rooms as they are light-weight, have insulative capabilities, are reasonably priced, and have a natural appearance.
  • MDF and laminated doors are best used in commercial and business spaces as they are light-weight, have insulative capabilities, are reasonably priced, and are fire resistant for long durations ranging from 40 to 90 minutes on average.