When it comes to choosing interior doors for your home or business, there are any number of choices available – solid materials, hardwood veneers, or hollow flush laminates; uPVC, oak, or MDF; new, or refurbished; plain, or moulded – the list goes on. And yet, the most popular kind of door, particular in the home, but also creeping into the workplace, is oak.
So, just why are internal oak doors so popular? Well, to give you all the reasons would be a list almost as long as your selection of doors, but here’s a handful to get you started.
Whether treated or untreated, oak looks good. In its natural state, it comes in a number of colours, meaning you can choose a shade that matches your house and the rest of the furnishings in any given room. Internal oak doors complement everything from chairs and tables, to desks and bookshelves. The use of any wood, but especially oak, in household furnishings gives a feeling of warmth and nature to a home, making any house appear more welcoming.
No matter how good your internal oak doors look, it means nothing if they’re not going to stand the test of time. Cheap laminate and veneer doors can often imitate (however poorly) the look of a solid wood door, but they have that price tag for a reason. The strength and durability of a quality oak door more than makes up for the couple of pounds you might save going for a less robust alternative. Internal oak doors are built to last and should be considered an investment as a result.
As any guitarist will tell you, oak has some impressive acoustic qualities in terms of tone and feel. However, it is acoustic absorption that concerns us here and, yet again, oak is the ideal choice. Solid oak doors act as a sound barrier when they’re closed, providing a noticeable reduction in external noise. This is part of the reason they are becoming so popular in modern offices, but they also offer an advantage to homes located on streets that bear a lot of foot or road traffic.
As good as internal oak doors are at keeping noise out, they’re even better at keeping the heat in. Oak is unique being both a rather dense material, ideal for keeping in the heat during the winter months, yet also fibrous in its makeup, which allows excess heat to dissipate during the summer. Oak acts as a natural form of insulation, making your home more energy efficient and saving you money in the process.
Value for money
And speaking of saving money, internal oak doors offer remarkable value for most homeowners, guaranteeing a sturdy, high-quality interior door that, with care, will last you a lifetime.
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