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Interior Pine Doors: All About Pine

There are several types of wood to choose from for your interior doors. The most common being Oak and Pine. Here we are going to offer a guide to Pine wood, its qualities and how it has become so popular across the world as a reliable, hard wearing and attractive material for doors.

Pine trees are long living evergreen trees, the most elderly of which is 4,600 years old and lives in California. Typically they grow to around 50 metres if left uncut though there is some difference between the sub species. They are native to most of the Northern hemisphere but most commonly farmed for timber in North America.

Pine has distinctive wide grain patterns with irregular knots and flaws that make interior pine doors unique and this is magnified because the colour differences between darks and lights is greater than many other woods. No two doors made from real pine are the same and that is a rare quality in today's commercialised world, especially when you take in to consideration the relatively cheap price of pine compared to say Oak. Pine has become such a common choice for home owners because these unique patterns look so natural when brought out by a clear finish exposing all the swirls of it's grain. When it comes to durability, oak has the edge over pine, primarily due to its high resistance to water moisture and humidity. Whilst pine is a durable material for internal doors it is not a good candidate for external doors. However, the upside to its inherent construction means that whilst oak has an exposed grain pine wood is extremely smooth. This means if you are looking to paint your doors to accompany your interior renovation then interior pine doors give the best painted finish of any wood doors.

Nowadays there are so many different styles of pine door to choose from with a huge variety of panelling to suit contemporary or classic styles. The clear pine 4 panel door for example has the four large panels in the classic Victorian style but lends itself well to period and contemporary properties alike. Another popular choice is the Glastonbury style, a traditonal door with two fielded panels and attractive silkscreen glazing. Pine is an extremely easy wood to work with and yet is solid enough to seal off noise pollution between rooms with any panel style chosen.

Then of course you have the option of adding a glass panel to let the light pass from room to room, a real boon if the property suffers from poor natural lighting. One of the most exiting interior pine doors from www.InternalDoors.co.uk is the contemporary 4 panel glazed pine door. This door, with its horizontal panels, gives a different take on the pine door that will add a degree of contemporary style in even the most classic setting. This is in a glazed style with four panels of glass and offers the maximum amount of light to be shared between rooms whilst still retaining a high quality construction.

It's not possible to go through all the different styles of interior pine doors available in just one article. However now you know the qualities of pine as the source material you can be more assured of what the finished doors will bring to the new look of your home. It's a versatile material with the potential to be painted or given a natural finish and what's more it is often half the price of more expensive oak version of similar styles.

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