Interior doors help ensure privacy, reduce noise and hide rooms or areas that tend to be untidy. These doors can also lend style to a room and complement an existing trim and finish.
Tip: Specific rooms, such as bathrooms, bedrooms and closets require different door functionality, so be sure to consider where you will be installing your new door and its appearance before making your purchase.
Doors are available in prehung and slab styles.
Prehung doors install easily as they include the jamb and frame, and provide a uniform appearance.
Slab doors are more economical as they can be mounted using the existing jamb and trim.
Consult the following chart for door types, benefits and best fits.
Bypass - Interior & Closet Doors
Reversible - Interior & Closet Doors
Pocket Door Frame - Door Frames
|Description||Hang on rollers Slide on track Staggered design lets doors bypass each other||Pivot on the edge Hinge in the middle Slide on a track||Hinge Doors Swing inward or outward Left- or right-handed Hollow or solid core||Slide on a track Store inside a wall|
|Feature/Benefits||Closets Bedrooms Cupboards||Closets Cupboards Pantries||Bedrooms Bathrooms Kitchens Pantries||Closets Bedrooms Family rooms|
|Recommended For||Create space Mirror finish for larger-looking rooms||Ideal for tight spaces Provide full access to closets||Sound insulation reduces noise Different styles and designs to match decor||Fit where other styles can’t Virtually invisible when open|
Most interior doors are manufactured with either hollow core or solid core materials.
Hollow core doors are lightweight and are ideal for areas that are not used very often and feature interwoven, corrugated cells used to support the outer face of the door.
Masonite and hardboards are also used for interior doors and feature a flat surface that is easier to paint.
Vinyl doors are available as a cost-effective option for sliding doors.
If you need a door that leads to a garage or attic, you may be required to install a door comprised of fire-resistant materials (consult your local building codes).
Before installing, determine the door swing direction and handle placement. Replacement doors should have the same measurements as old doors.
1 3/8 inches is the most common depth, but other depths are available.
Standard widths include 18, 20, 24, 28, 30, 32 and 36 inches.
Standard heights include 80, 84 and 96 inches.
Customized sizes are available in a wide range of different designs.
To measure a prehung door, remove the interior casing and measure the opening.