What is a Flush Door?

Flush DoorA flush door is the type of door manufactured for function rather than style. Its simple deign, however, is often used when other features of the room or the surroundings have to be highlighted. Its unobstructed plain looks works well both indoors and outdoors.

Hollow Design

The most common flush door is hollow inside and fabricated by using two plywood sheets attached to each other by a frame. In many cases, the hollow space is reinforced with a support system such as honeycomb interior structure. The plywood may be finished with a stain to accentuate the grain of the wood or painted for a uniform appearance. To enforce the longevity of the finish, the door may be coated with a clear sealant.

Solid Design

The solid model of flush door is usually installed when a heavier version is required such as separation at a passage between two adjacent rooms. This type of door serves as a sound barrier and is easier to install and operate in its sliding style. By adding a recessed hardware, this type of door is easy to handle when it is gliding within its tracks. The solid door is also treated with paint and stain and finished with a sealant for a polished look.

Metal Design

Most flush doors are assembled using wood products and often from reclaimed wooden structures, according to Buildings. However, the same design can be achieved by using metal for added durability and higher security. This style is frequently used in large apartment complexes, motels and hotels with an open-air catwalk.

The plain shape of the flush door can complement contemporary designs in many rooms. The door can be painted with numerous patterns and become an attractive focal point or mimic the appearance of the wall art. A flush door can also be used to enhance the aesthetics of the existing d├ęcor.

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