Each room in your house is unique and comes with its own decisions to be made. However, it is important not to neglect what connects the rooms in your home: the doors. Interior doors have become incredibly varied, and with a vast array of options out there it can be hard to choose. Most homes go for matching interiors and have each room fitted with a door of the same style – however, this does not mean you can make certain doors in the house unique from the others, or perhaps have a different theme for different floors in your house. At Haldane Fisher, one of our favourite options for interior doors are oak doors, and in this article we are going to look at the top 5 reasons for choosing oak doors for your home.
Why Choose Oak Doors?
One of the first reasons for choosing oak doors has to be for their durability. When furnishing your home, you want to choose products that will stand the test of time – and oak does just that. Veneer doors and doors with laminate are produced to imitate the look of oak and can therefore be sold at lower prices, however they quickly prove not to hold up to the same standard. Oak doors are an investment for your home and the robust material will withstand any slams, bumps, or whatever your household may have in store for them.
Our second reason for choosing oak doors, is the insulation they provide. Oak is a much thicker and heavier door than most other options, and as a result, the closed door is particularly good at keeping heat in your home – an invaluable and money-saving feature in the winter months. Interestingly, the fibrous nature of the oak door also means that it allows excess heat to dissipate during the summer months. You will find that your oak doors can act as a natural form of insulation, making your home more energy efficient and helping you save money.
Their noise reduction is another great benefit. Oak has great acoustic absorption and the doors can act as a sound barrier when they are closed, noticeably reducing external noise. For this reason, oak doors are often popular in noise-heavy locations such as office buildings and homes in city centres. They are also popular with big families: by closing a few doors, children can happily play in one room without the noise interfering with a parent that might be busy working in another room.
Value for Money: Oak Doors
We have already spoken about how oak doors can be a little pricier than veneer options, however an internal oak door is great value for money. Taking into account the aforementioned benefits, this door is energy-efficient, durable and has the insulation to even reduce noise within your home. Their sturdy nature has a noticeable look of quality, and a style that your home will use and love for years to come.
Which brings us to our last point: aesthetics. An oak door has a look like no other – whether it is treated or untreated it is going to look good. Oak is a beautiful natural wood that comes with a variety of natural and distinctive colours. Oak can be used for so many other items; perhaps your kitchen table is made of oak, or your bookshelf. No matter your previous styles, there is a shade of oak that can perfectly match your interiors. We love that when you choose oak, you are always guaranteed the end result will look good. An oak door matches so many styles, blending perfectly with wooden floors, but also looking effortlessly stylish with both carpet and tile floors.
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So, whether you are redesigning a single room, replacing all your doors, or building a home from scratch, we are sure internal oak doors will be the perfect fit for you whether your style is traditional or more contemporary.
Here at Haldane Fisher, we have a range of high quality finished oak door styles for you to choose from: plain, patterned and with panels. If you have any questions or would like to see the range of doors we have on offer, we would love for you to call into your local Haldane Fisher branch. Here you can visit the Door Studio where our interior doors are displayed. Our experts will be more than happy to answer any of your questions to help you find the door that is perfect fit for your home, and can also guide you through fittings and door accessories such as door knobs and handles.