Whether you are finalising your new build or upgrading your home’s interior, deciding on which fixtures and finishes to use is an important part of the process. Like the choice of wall colours, interior doors can impact the look and feel of your home. Choosing between hollow core or solid core doors comes down to a number of factors including budget, privacy and style.
Solid Core Doors
Solid core doors provide a sturdier more solid looking door and have the ability to add character to your home with added architectural details. Because of their solid interior they provide for better sound and heat insulation, durability and privacy. They are also a cheaper option to a solid timber door.
- The ability to customise your style of door
- More effective heat and sound insulation
- Less prone to damage since they can take more wear and tear
- They are available in fire-rated models
- They offer more security and privacy
- More expensive than hollow core doors
- Heavy to install
Hollow Core Doors
These are a cost-effective option if you are working on a smaller budget or have many doors in your house. They are light and easier to install without the need for professional help.
- Economical and affordable
- Lightweight and easier to install
- Easier to damage and harder to repair and repaint
- Less substantial feel, look cheaper
- Generally featureless
- Provide less noise reduction and insulation
- Less secure as they are easy to break.
The decision to use hollow or solid core doors doesn’t have to be an all or nothing decision. You can opt for a mix of both. Choose solid core doors for bedrooms, bathrooms and other rooms you require more privacy and insulation and select hollow core for doors used on wardrobes and pantries.