When choosing interior doors, it’s important to consider the design and finish. Solid wood is a popular choice for many reasons, but by no means is it the only option when it comes to modern interior glass panel doors.
Many other factors will play a part in the decision about which interior glass doors to use. You will want to consider where you will be positioning your interior doors, whether they are simply functional doors or an aesthetic feature, and if they are needed as protection against sunlight or sound. There is a range of wood types and materials in contemporary styles that are available from 27estore and that can be used when modernizing interior doors!
Why Use Solid Wood for Interior Doors?
Solid wood doors have stood the test of time–it’s undeniable that solid wood is often considered luxurious and is instantly recognizable. Solid wood can definitely act as a defining feature for a glass door and is usually chosen by those looking for a sturdy look. Its durability is also a testament to its quality.
Furthermore, due to its density and thickness, solid wood is an excellent choice if you want your doors to have soundproofing qualities when combined with tempered glass on interior doors.
Most commonly, solid wood doors are constructed of several panels built together; at the top end of the market, single-panel solid doors are also available. Softwood options, like pine, will create a lighter, subtle feel, while darker hardwood types, such as mahogany or oak, will provide a grand, elegant look of distinction.
The main disadvantage of solid wood doors is that they are substantially more expensive to most alternatives. That’s especially true of precious woods like mahogany which, while exquisite, can balloon the cost of a door by thousands of dollars.
Alternatives to Solid Wood Doors
Other common materials used for interior glass doors are metal and composite, both of which can be used as the frame for your interior glass doors. Metal offers a sleek, contemporary design that will showcase glass panels and can provide a narrow frame within which to place the glass. Ideal for sliding doors or creating a feeling of gentle separation between areas, metal doors are becoming a more popular choice and are frequently recommended by home designers.
Composite doors use a combination of materials built around a core, which, in turn, offers a sturdy design that also has the benefits of increased heat and sound insulation and durability. The manufacturing process ensures that the doors arrive at your home without the need of applying any further painting, staining, or protecting agents, which is often required if using solid wood with glass doors.
Prices for the materials to complement glass doors will vary. Solid wood remains at the higher end of the market, but there are affordable options available that cater to varying budgets. Composite doors and metal doors are very competitively priced. Be sure to choose doors from a reputable manufacturer like 27estore to ensure safety and quality standards are used in their construction.
Solid wood has long been the benchmark for the trim used with interior glass doors. After all, solid wood has been used through the centuries to provide quality, robust doors. However, the material you use will depend on the glass effect you choose, your budget, and the desired aesthetic and functionality you desire from your internal glass doors. No matter your preferences, 27estore’s got you covered with the best possible interior door options!