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Why Solid Oak Internal Doors

The choice of solid oak doors is endless, there are so many designs available. Styles vary from traditional ledge and brace doors to the modern contemporary styles of door. We also see the traditional Victorian four panel and the six panel Edwardian oak door that look perfect in most homes. Oak internal doors, including French doors bring a classic rich beauty and timeless style to your home for that all important finishing touch. They have a beautiful natural grain, giving your room a clean stylish contemporary feel providing warmth and better insulation than cheaper doors we see on the market. Solid oak doors are a work of art, and oak has been a top choice of wood for many a true craftsman.

Older Properties - We find that the ledge, or ledge and brace solid oak door, or barn doors including the cottage doors are ideal for replacing the doors in old cottages, or for making a brand new barn conversion to keep the property looking original. The victorian four panel doors are perfect for the many farmhouses and terraced houses. Add a new set of internal oak doors and your home will be transformed.

Natural Strength

Oak is one of the strongest woods available, in particular European Oak, which is our choice, for all our doors. In these doors you will find; knots, medullary rays, pippy oak, cracks and shakes. All these small “imperfections” make oak doors a beautiful and classic choice for your home.

A Good Choice

Oak has a longer life than most other woods, it is denser, more durable and has insect and fungi resisting abilities. This is one of the reasons why most people prefer to use this wood as a choice for exterior doors, and to enhance the property.  It's good to make wise investments, by updating your home with quality one off furniture - is one way to bring individuality and style to your home. With so many merchants offering oak products online - it's good practice to ask the seller if the wood is solid or engineered and where they source their wood from, this will ensure you will buy from a reputable ethical company.

If you would like to add colour to the solid oak internal doors e.g. as in our Antique solid oak internal door you can stain from light colours to the dark colours. Solid oak doors have more open grain than other hardwood doors so because of this they absorb more stain and give a much more detailed finished product from your solid oak internal door, not only that it also lasts for a long period of time and unlike paint doesn’t need re-doing every year!!. Any type of varnish or lacquer can be used on solid oak doors but we always recommend finishing with a product to protect the solid oak from moisture and marks.

Surprisingly Affordable

Solid oak internal doors can be a little bit more costly than other cheaper doors, but they last longer and don’t date. Due to advance manufacturing techniques the cost has decreased recently, you can also buy engineered oak doors but they lack true feeling and character. Today’s oak doors are mostly engineered and these are cheaper in cost than genuine solid oak doors, but lack the true texture and feel of wood, and can down value a new development. This means that if you are looking for a unique feel to your property then solid oak internal doors are the ones for you.

This entry was posted in Oak Door Articles on April 15, 2011 by will.

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