Solid Core Composite Doors
Posted on June 26, 2012 by Rodney Hewitt
Ban the foam !
That’s the clear message within the industry with regard to Composite Doors. The majority of Composite Doors on the market today have a laminated timber frame, but the rest of the door is filled with either a memory foam or expanding foam. It is an efficient and cost effective way of constructing such a door.
The problem with constructing a door in such a way however is that:
1. You cannot be guaranteed to fill every area of space and so you could end up with hollow sections inside your door.
2. Foam does not have a great deal of weight or strength.
3. Foam has a tendency to disintegrate over time.
Every Composite we install is manufactured with a 50mm Solid Timber Core, that’s 16 sheets of ply-wood laminated. Not only does this give the door nearly 3 times the weight & strength, it also gives the door a far higher level of insulation, to both cold and noise.
So: When replacing your door, insist on a Solid Core