Door leaf: a variety of functionality, performance, features of accessories
Every day they are before our eyes. We contact them by entering the bathroom and the restroom, we use them so that smells from the kitchen do not penetrate into the rest of the dwelling and in order to protect themselves from domestic fuss in order to do important things. They are an indispensable part of the interior of any apartment, house, office. It seems that their role is insignificant, but in fact they carry a lot of functionality.
Doors and their role in the room
In fact, the term “door leaf” is often used by the manufacturer and seller, although it consists of at least five elements:
- Suitable for the size of the canvas.
- The hinged device with which it is moved to release the opening.
- Door lock in the closed state.
- The mechanism by which it is convenient to move the door (handle).
- A variety of decor and additional functionality (trim, locks, door closers, door stops,eyes, etc.).
It is good if the door leaf is immediately completed by the manufacturer with a door frame and a threshold. Although the latter is needed less and less, as it is much more convenient for the entire floor of the room to be single and undivided, especially if there are young children in the house who begin to surf the room on all fours or taking the first steps. But the presence of the finished door frame in the kit can guarantee that the size of the door leaf will clearly coincide with this box itself, and you will not have to worry about extra half-centimeters that do not allow the door to close as far as it will go.
Types of doors (which forms the basis of the classification)
The division into types occurs by several parameters:
- by appointment;
- on production material;
- by design features;
- in the direction of opening.
Door leaf can be the easiest and cheapest, but you can make it so that it will be scary to touch it, so as not to get dirty again.
The purpose of the doors can be very different - from interior and entrance to fire, chemical, bullet resistant.
In the direction of the doors, left, right and symmetrical webs are distinguished, depending on the position of the curtains and the direction of movement when opening.
What door leaf can offer functional design? At least there are more than a dozen options for the method of attachment and the material of execution.
The easiest and most common option is a hinged door leaf. The price of such a door is considered to be the lowest and most affordable (2000-5000 rubles), if you purchase a chipboard-canvas and choose simple high-quality accessories. The doors of chipboard is not very strong, they are easy to damage, make a dent, because it is worth treating them carefully. In terms of sound insulation, they also lag behind in comparison with other options.
You can take a plastic (from 11,000 rubles) or a metal door. The second option is better suited for the entrance opening. It can be upholstered or decorated in another way, but it is important that it is very reliable if, in addition, it is equipped with a powerful lock. At the same time, it is heavy, therefore, as an interior door, such a door is not the most convenient option.
Wooden door options
Looks gorgeous wooden door leaf. Oak, aspen, beech, pine - any of these options is luxurious. Aspen (from 20,000 rubles / sq. M) is considered to be the most durable, oak (from 49,000 rubles) does not require special treatment, and pine (options from 5,000 rubles),due to its availability, it is considered one of the most profitable options in terms of price-quality ratio for the population with an average level of wealth.
If there is no need to limit the room to a closed leaf, you can purchase a door with glass inserts (from 8,000 rubles) or completely made of tempered durable glass (5-13 thousand rubles and above). The second option is often used in office space, when the first is applicable to residential. A beautifully selected glazed doorway will adorn the entrance to the living room or visually enlarge the space between the corridor and the kitchen thanks to the light transmission ability.
What can affect the cost of the finished door
The price and, in fact, the choice of material will affect not only the size of the door leaf, but also the way of opening the door. And there are a lot of them, and not everyone will do. You can install hinged door leaf, sliding, folding, rotating, sliding. In any of these options, there are load standards that the mounting system is able to withstand.
By the way, about the size. Standard options are a height of 2000 mm, width - 600, 700, 800, 900 mm. Smaller options are 1900 mm high and 550 and 600 mm wide.
The cost of the finished door will also depend on the set of fittings. Loops, locks, handles - there are a lot of them on the market, of various shapes and colors. For example, handles can be of two types - stationary and falevy. The former have no moving parts, and the latter have a latch, a “tongue”, which is driven by a push or turn mechanism. Loop and even more - four types: mounted, mortise, screw, combined. In addition, it is not always worth thinking about how to hide them from sight, there are many options when the hinges will harmoniously blend with the interior and even be a separate, memorable touch of your doors.