If relatively recently zoning of a barn with the help of interior doors was not very popular, and these structures were installed only at the entrance to the bathroom and kitchen, now the situation has changed a bit. Firstly, the barn doors between the rooms allow you to clearly distinguish between living space, separating the nursery, living room and other rooms from each other. Secondly, such interior elements look very stylish and, subject to the right choice, emphasize your developed sense of taste. Of course, it is very important to choose the right material, type of construction, finish and other parameters.
The Right Elements
When choosing any element of the interior, the material from which it is made is of great importance. Do not be an exception to this rule and the door. Moreover, here the material directly affects all operational characteristics, as well as the price. The following options are popular on the market:
- An array of natural wood is a status option that looks attractive, but when choosing it, you must definitely reckon with a number of nuances. Firstly, wood, even impregnated with special compounds and opened with varnishes, does not tolerate high humidity and temperature changes very well, so such models should not be installed in the bathroom and in the kitchen. Secondly, high-quality wood, for example, oak is very expensive, and cheaper options, for example, pine, lose their shape and attractiveness over time. So the tree, of course, is a status, but it is also a high price, whimsical conditions and not a very high indicator of durability.
MDF is a cheap wood substitute. It tolerates humidity and temperature jumps better, costs much less, and doors made of this material are very easy to disguise as natural wood.
Particleboard is the cheapest option, but also of the lowest quality. If you fundamentally need to save money, then you can install the door from particleboard, but not in the bathroom or in the kitchen. At the same time, be prepared for the fact that over time it will “float” and it will have to be changed.
Use of Plastic
Plastic is lightweight, tolerates humidity well, therefore it is great for a bathroom, kitchen, and balcony doors. Of course, and there are drawbacks here, choosing an interior door made of plastic, one should not expect that it will be especially durable.
Metal is a material that is most often used for entrance doors, but, with a certain amount of imagination, you can also order an interior partition from it. For example, graceful forged designs look very original, which deeply do not care about temperature and humidity. The disadvantages are obvious a lot of weight and considerable cost, if the model is made to order.
Glass – making doors entirely out of it is not recommended for obvious reasons – they will be too fragile. But a certain percentage of glazing will add airiness and elegance to the structure. What percentage is up to you to decide, but remember, the larger the glazing area of the door leaf, the more likely it is to break it. Extra strong tempered glass options are a great and safe alternative, albeit more expensive.
From the foregoing, it follows logically that there is simply no ideal material for an interior door. Each of them has its own strengths and weaknesses, so the best solution is a design made of several materials at once, for example, wood, metal and glass.