HOW TO CHOOSE DOORS AND BATHROOM DOORS (part 2)
FINISHING PROTECTIVE AND DECORATIVE MATERIALS
films (PP, PVC, ecointerline interval);
wood boards (particleboard, MDF, plywood).
Natural wood has a lot of defects. People realized that performance is greatly improved when, instead of solid wood, blanks are used that are divided into layers or fibers. They do not shrink. By itself, the problem of suppressing the difference in internal stresses disappears, since the fibrous structure is broken.
It is easier to create volumetric structures with a large area from a laminated fiber material. It is also the basis for any interior doors, incl. for models from solid wood, veneer, particleboard, MDF.
In the production of interior doors using cover veneers. They are also called facial, because they are applied to the facades as finishing decorative coatings. Veneering has 2 goals:
Significantly reduce the price, leaving unshakable the beauty of natural wood.
Save materials: one tree can be spread out into layers and used in the production of 5-10 veneered doors, and in the case of solid structures, no more than 2-3.
Door with lining of natural veneer of ash in the bathroom Door with lining of natural veneer of ash in the bathroom
Veneer is the same tree, which means that it needs protection to enhance moisture resistance. The finer the veneer, the worse its quality. On average, it is 0.5-1 mm. There are veneers with a thickness of 1.5 or more mm, but such varieties are rarely used for decorative purposes. They are called locking. They protect wooden structures from shrinkage.
The best in price and quality is considered natural veneer. The beauty of the material will remain for a long time if a piece of wood is glued to the substrate. It is applied to the surface by pressing. Further, the surface is ground, primed, tinted or varnished, thereby imparting decorative properties and protecting against moisture. Therefore, veneered doors to the bathroom can be installed.
With caution, you should choose models from an inexpensive thin Fine-Line veneer with a restored pattern (from poplar, maple, aspen). Pay attention to pasting quality. Look for defects and flaking. Make sure all surfaces, including edges, are covered with foil. Any millimeter play will eventually become a conductor of moisture into the inner layers. Such a bathroom door would not work.
The product line is extensive. In total there are more than 10 items. In the production of interior doors, mineral wool semi-dense or semi-solid plates with a very smooth surface, which are better known as MDF, have taken root.
Plates are used in the manufacture of blind and panel doors. They reduce the cost, weight of models, increase water-repellent properties. Such doors are veneered or covered with films, achieving 100% water resistance. MDF doors are suitable for the bathroom.
Covering the eco-veneer on the door to the bathroom Covering the eco-veneer on the door to the bathroom
LAMINATED DOORS – LAMINATE, PP, PVC, ECOSPON
These are doors “clad” in films … Different. The answer to the main question depends on their quality and ability to absorb moisture.
Laminated doors: the cheapest and short-lived. The cellulose-based coating cannot have high strength and moisture resistance. Install in the bathroom, especially if there is no powerful ventilation, we do not recommend it, because it is not for long.
Eco-veneer: polypropylene based film. It has good protective properties. Permanent contact with moisture in an environment of constantly changing temperatures is allowed if the build quality is impeccable.
PVC: 100% hit. The polymer protects against water efficiently and does so throughout the entire service life. Here, quality finishes also come to the fore. There should not be chips, cuts, swellings on the surface.