What material to choose for internal doors

Claire Small
Authored by Claire Small
Posted Friday, May 22, 2020 - 6:03am

It is no secret that perfecting the interior of your home requires a bit of effort. There are so many things to consider from furniture, to wall coverings, lighting to soft furnishings. So it is no wonder that energy can burn out before everything is just right. It’s important, however, not to overlook elements of your home that can make a big difference, one of which is the doors you have throughout. 

Internal Doors UK is a trusted supplier of a huge range of doors for the home and wants the doors in all homes to be just right. Without the right advice, it could seem a daunting task to choose your doors as there are different factors to consider. One of the most important is what material to choose for them which is why we have put together this quick guide on what material to choose for your internal doors.


The beauty of composite is that it is solid and secure but looks great too. It’s modern and contemporary so will suit the majority of homes, certainly anything built in the last 40 years or so! They also assist your home in energy efficiency thanks to their insulating properties, keeping the warmth in and the cold out. 


This material is perhaps even more modern looking than composite and has the added benefit of being extremely low maintenance. These doors will be wiped clean, and they will also not age or degrade over time. They are great value for money and will stand the test of time as well meaning you get even more bang for your buck. 


Wood is a much more traditional finish for doors, and there is a very good reason why it is still so popular – it looks fantastic and is hard wearing! It’s not as straightforward as simply choosing ‘wood’ though because there are so many types available. Some of the best-selling ones are oak, walnut and pine. 

In the past, oak has been seen as an expensive, luxury wood which gives a great finished look. It is still true that it looks fantastic, indulgent and rich and it is also extremely hard-wearing meaning the doors add value to your home. But these days with online retailers able to source them, oak has become a much more affordable material so might not be out of reach. 

Walnut doors add an element of class to a home, and have the benefit of being versatile too. They can be made to suit older style houses and also the most modern, stylish abodes as well. 

Pine doors are a total classic and give the ability for you to really personalise your home. They act as a blank canvas for you to unleash your creativity, whether that be to simply paint them white or to go for a bolder statement colour that matches the rest of the interior design. 

Choosing the right material for your doors means that you will get ones you are happy with and suit your home in years to come. So take a little time to get it right and you won’t regret it! 

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