Traditionally used to create an occasional barrier between rooms, whilst creating privacy, internal doors have also taken up the role of helping to create a specific appearance to a home. As a result, there are a few things to consider before choosing your new wooden inside doors. For rooms where privacy is not as important, such as living rooms, glazed internal are a great opton.
Grain / Appearance: If you want an inside door that has a rustic, perhaps cottage-feel then you will probably want to choose a door that is knotty and has a deep grain. Rustic doors are typically not painted, or stains may be applied to enhance their natural colouring. If you are looking for a door that is more modern, then you might choose an option with a softer grain, or comes with a less-traditional colour (probably white).
Purpose: Of course, not all rooms have the same needs when it comes to doors.
When privacy isn't an issue, do you choose a glazed internal door? They can really help to circulate natural light, after all, which is excellent if you have dark hallways. Windows can also give the illusion that a room is bigger than it actually is.
Some rooms might not have the space for a door that fully opens (sliding doors), whilst others might need something a bit grander (bi-folds). Or perhaps you need to use fire doors, so as to meet regulations?
Most of our wooden internal door ranges include a range of options, including pre-finished, unfinished, ready-to-paint, semi-solid and hollow cored. We sell a wide range of paints, stain and preservatives to create the perfect finished look, whilst prolonging the lifespan of your door, whilst our ironmongery give you the option to create the perfect aesthetics for your home.
Howarth Timber & Building Supplies are the best place for internal doors from a variety of leading manufacturers, including XL Joinery.
All Howarth Timber and Building Supplies branches are BWF approved fire door centres, ensuring that best practice advice is given at all times.
Confused about internal doors? Not sure which ones to buy? Your nearest branch will be more than happy to help.