Henny Meena. Door. March 18th , 2017.
Wooden doors were the top most choice for most house owners as it added a regal feel to their home. These doors make a house look attractive. The wood grain has a lustrous shine that makes it stand out. You will need to carefully maintain the luster of the door by painting and varnishing the door regularly. However, these doors come with an expiry date. Depending on the type of wood used, these doors last for just about 25 to 35 years. They suffer from the general wear and tear and will no longer be as strong as they were earlier. They lose their sheen and tend to swell, bow, crack and warp. Due to the cracks and swelling, wooden doors are no longer able to provide your home with the much-needed insulation. These doors are very costly and pose a high risk of break-ins.
Though most of the wooden trims are amongst the traditional options, you can find these trims ruling this segment of interior designing even today. Wooden trim moldings that are made using high density polyurethane and are easy to install are amongst the highly popular picks for gracing doors and windows of modern homes. Trim moldings which are fluted or paneled look extremely elegant when added to the door frame. Paneled plinth is another option which you can consider while adding trims. These look gracious when painted in nice colors which complement the door and surrounding walls.
Composite doors are made from synthetic material that has the look and feel of a wooden door. These doors are made from different materials molded together that helps make them strong and durable. The doors have reinforced skin that gives them the look of grain finish. The skin also provides strength to the door and it cannot be opened by force or strong kicks. Composite doors do not need painting or varnishing as they do not fade with time. The core of these doors is filled with foam that helps them provide 6 times better insulation than wooden doors. Also, these doors do not twist, warp, crack or swell like wooden doors do. All these attractive and useful features are available at a much affordable price than the expensive wooden doors. They prove to be good entry doors, back doors and front doors for homes.
The antique doorknobs are typically used on the exterior of the doors. These are designed to include key operated cylinders. In case of the ones that cater to the need for privacy, the key operated cylinders are absent. These are used on bedroom and bathroom doors. While they are lockable, they unlock with the help of an unlockable generic tool. Those meant for passages are also referred to as closet doorknobs and do not actually lock. The 'dummy' doorknobs are single knobs, with single screws. They are usually used on ball catch doors or in the absence of any latch mechanism.
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