1. Classic doors
Classic bedroom doors are composed of medium density fiber-board (MDF) or plywood. They are the cheapest option for bedroom doors, which makes them ideal for homeowners who are on a budget. Classic bedroom doors tend to err on the lighter side in terms of weight, though it is still fairly stable. These can be made with natural wood too for a more premium touch.
Some classic door surfaces are composed of compressed boards, which makes it easier to paint for homeowners who would prefer some colour on their door. These are familiar sights in many homes and extremely common in Singapore!
2. Nyatoh doors
Nyatoh bedroom doors are made by glueing and pressing together sheets of Nyatoh plywood. This makes them the heaviest choice in terms of bedroom doors.
Nyatoh door surfaces do not hold as well against the paint. Instead, a layer of varnish is usually added upon it so that the natural wood grain pattern is retained. As such, painting it might negatively affect the durability of the door. If most of your doors are nyatoh, however, periodic maintenance in the form of lacquer and varnishing is required to keep its appearance. Read more here about the advantages and disadvantages of wooden doors.
3. Veneer doors
Veneer doors are recognised as ‘designer doors’ as they have a stylish and sophisticated look. They are made by glueing and pressing sheets of veneer together onto a plywood surface to create a strong and stable door.
Veneer doors come in a wide array of design, hence their namesake “Designer Doors”. This makes them very popular with homeowners who would prefer for more ornate doors or more details on their doors as a decorative element. The veneer skin itself however, loses to laminate doors in terms of their resistant properties.
4. Bifold door
Bifold doors are unique choices for bedroom doors as they are traditionally used in other places of the home, such as the washroom door. However, they remain functional, stylish and are very easy to install. This makes them ideal for homeowners who prefer more innovative options for their bedroom door.
5. Laminated bedroom doors
Laminated doors are composed of synthetic materials that are applied to a wooden surface. The synthetic material layer is of a certain thickness to better protect the door, which is then coated with a laminated plastic to increase the door’s durability and give it a glossy finish.
Laminated bedroom doors are a form of wooden doors and can be made of good quality plywood. This makes them a highly durable option for bedroom doors. In addition, the surface of a laminated door can take on various designs, colours and textures, which makes it a popular choice for homeowners who would like more creative freedom when it comes to designing their home. Their laminated coating and manmade interior are amongst the most durable and protective of doors, which is a plus point for their durability.