Oak. It’s the best there is. Why? Because it’s beautiful! But much more than that, it’s a solid solution to your interior door needs. Let me tell you why.
Interior doors are needed for three basic functions. To stop draughts, to stop unwanted noise and for privacy.
The latter is a simple one. If you want privacy then getting solid oak doors will mean absolute privacy! Guaranteed! Though, if privacy isn’t the issue then oak internal french doors are an excellent addition allowing light to pass through and creating a greater sense of space.
However, it’s in the other two categories that interior oak doors excel. As a hardwood, oak is particularly difficult to work with because of how strong it is when dry. However, being an incredibly strong timber, it is heavy duty and long lasting - perfect for interior doors which are slammed and hit all the time.
Draught Proof Oak Doors
It also means that when they are manufactured they are fit flush into their frame. Because they are resistant to damage over time, they won’t at any point no longer fit into their frames thereby ensuring that they are no unwanted cold draughts sneaking into your living room!
Unlike cheap wooden doors, which will chip easily and often warp with changes of moisture in the air, internal oak doors will keep their shape, never warp or get stuck meaning that you will never get cold feet on the sofa!
This will not only keep you warm but keep the bills down too.
Noise Proof Internal Oak Doors
The title kind of gives it away already… But oak being a solid hardwood makes it an excellent choice when you want a door that will keep the noise from one room out of the other. Perfect if you’ve got a children’s den attached to your living room or to keep the study quiet.
Internal oak doors bring a sense of style inside - they are reassuringly sturdy, handsome doors which compliment any design aesthetic. That’s as well as the additional benefits of noise reduction and thermal insulation.
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Well, quite simply, because there isn’t a wood that we think performs any better in terms of its value and natural properties. Oak being so easy to work with yet so sturdy makes it the best material for a range of furnitures not least indoor french oak doors which we proudly make ourselves.
So what makes oak so good for french doors?
There are at least five factors which we believe make oak so good, give them a read and let us know what you think!
Oak is a wood that has never gone out of style and never will. Even the least knowledgeable wood aficionado can tell oak from a country mile due to its unmistakable aesthetic. The way that the grain runs through the wood like individual waves special to each piece of timber. There’s no two oak products which are exactly alike due to uniqueness of each tree’s patterning. It’s also so simple to use such a variety of finishes on oak doors that the possibilities are pretty much limitless. Extra important when it comes to french doors which are supposed to look elegant and stylish!
Oak isn’t cheap, so this might sound like a counterpoint, but bear with me for just one second. Whilst you can find cheaper veneered options for your property, the point of french doors is that they are classy numbers, they add value to your property, they’re windows into your soul. Ok, they’re not the latter, but they’re certainly the former. What oak french doors offer you are sturdy, rich investments. As the old adage goes - you can’t put a price on quality!
We’re proud advocates of ethical forestry and wood conservation. Quite simply oak is fairly easy to grow and maintain, requiring less resources to produce the timber. Sourced from ethical, local growers it’s got a lower carbon footprint than other woods that need to be imported and is a material you simply must consider in order to reduce your whole carbon output.
Do you have any reasons why oak’s your favourite? Let us know in the comments below!
To check out our french doors gallery click here: Oak French Doors