Office doors come in many styles and finishes. We’ll look at some of the different types of office doors that are available along with their benefits & any disadvantages.
- Look classy and stylish when fitted within frameless glass partitioning.
- Can be full height (up to the ceiling) or standard height.
- Full visibility both ways to and from the office area.
- Can be fitted with locks and door closers as per normal office doors or with back-to-back handles if the door opens both ways.
- Many styles of frosting can be applied to add a degree of privacy and yet still allows visibility to prevent opening the office door on to someone on the other side.
- Can open both ways as this style of office door is often fitted “frameless” i.e. not fitted into a frame with a rebate that acts as a stop lat.
- All frameless glass doors are made with toughened glass with polished edges so no sharp edges along the glass door.
- Can be sliding glass doors that allow for the maximum space in the office.
- Fairly expensive as far as office doors go.
- Usually non fire rated.
- Not the best for sound reduction – with the glass door being framless there is a small gap around the door and the glass partitioning.
Solid Core Office Doors
- This is the standard office door that is normally used with office partitioning system ranges including Komfort’s Komfire 75 and Tenon’s Fire & Sound. It can be fitted into a 50mm partitioning system if a extra upright post is fitted to the door frame leg to aid with extra weight of the door.
- Can be full height (up to the ceiling) or standard height. Standard height can have a matching vision panel above.
- Can be double doors or a hospital set (a leaf and a half).
- Vision panels can be fitted to allow visibility in many shapes and options.
- Various wood veneer finishes including Beech, Maple, Oak, Ash or paint grade.
- Good sound rating as the doors have a solid core.
- Can be fire rated up to 1 hour even with vision panels fitted.
- All styles of door furniture can be fitted including door closers and digital locks.
- Quite fairly priced in comparison to glass office doors.
- This is an office wooden door and will always look like one, apart from that not many disadvantages.
Hollow Core Office Doors
- Nice and lightweight in comparison to the solid doors above, easier to handle and fit during the office fit-out.
- Vision panels can be fitted as normal.
- Used with a 50mm partitioning system such as Komfort’s 600 Series and Tenon’s Flex Plus system.
- Can be finished with any Veneer or paint grade.
- Looks just the same as a solid core door but cheaper.
- Normal door furniture options available.
- Non Fire rated.
- Only available standard height.
- Not as good with the sound reduction due to the hollow core construction of the door.