Doors are essential components of any home and yet they are always easily overlooked. Without proper doors, you can say goodbye to complete home interiors and privacy. Doors not only keep different parts of your house separate from others, but they also contribute to your home’s overall appearance and aesthetics. Most of us purchase our homes with pre-installed doors, but you can always replace them with more functional and better-looking ones.
There are various types of doors available for different rooms in your home; take a look at some of the more common types of doors in Singapore and their features.
Laminate doors are well-loved by many homeowners because they provide numerous advantages. They are constructed of flat paper, resins and kiln-seasoned, composite solid fillers that are tightly fitted together.
If you purchased an HDB flat, the main door and bedroom doors provided by HDB, especially for BTO flats, would have been laminate doors. Laminate doors are also a commonly chosen material for home doors because not only are they durable, but they are also very affordable, which make them the perfect choice. Laminate doors also come in a variety of patterns and colours to suit a variety of home interiors.
When choosing doors for your home, you will come across two types of laminate doors: the most basic, which provides the necessary aesthetics and privacy, and the fire-rated door, which provides greater protection against smoke and fire.
Choosing fire-rated doors is a good idea because they can help to slow or prevent the spread of fire and smoke in the event of an accident in your home or your neighbour’s home. Fire-rated doors can help to protect your belongings while also allowing residents to escape before the fire spreads.
Bifold and foldable doors are extremely useful for separating two spaces. There are standard folding doors that we install at the entrance of our bathrooms, as well as folding doors installed between living areas, kitchens, or to separate the living room and the outdoor porch.
These doors are made of one of three materials: aluminium, UPVC (unplasticised polyvinyl chloride) or wood. Many people prefer aluminium because of its strength and durability, which are superior to wood and UPVC.
Aluminium bifold doors are ideal for bathrooms because they are resistant to moisture and humidity, strong and durable, as well as easy to maintain. They are also an excellent choice for kitchens.
Clear folding doors are also suitable for rooms such as the dining room and the home office. They not only divide the living areas but they can also be opened to connect spaces. They allow for better ventilation and more natural light.
Slide and Swing Doors
The majority of bathrooms in Singapore homes are equipped with slide and swing doors. They are made of aluminium and are water-resistant, just like typical aluminium bifold doors. They are ideal for homes with limited spaces and are less noisy to open and close than bifold doors.
These slide and swing doors are also available in a variety of patterns and colours that are suitable for different home interiors, so you won’t have to worry about them looking outdated and out of place in your home.
There are specific door materials and types suitable for different rooms in your home. Laminate doors are best suited for bedrooms and main entrances, whereas aluminium doors are better suited for kitchens and bathrooms.
At Liminal, we can help you find the door that best meets your requirements and complements your home interior design. Contact us today to learn more about our HDB main door promotion and for more assistance.