So you have decided you want to purchase oak internal doors and solid oak internal doors.
There are a huge range of oak doors to choose from. Until approximately ten years ago there was only a choice of a handful of oak internal doors. These days you have hundreds of designs to choose from. We are asked if our oak doors are solid oak. The answer to this is that all internal oak doors are engineered these days. This means they have a genuine oak veneer over the top of a solid mixed core. If you ask other doors companies if there doors are solid they will tell you they are. The question to ask is if they sell solid oak internal doors. As I have already stated one piece oak doors no longer exist or at least they are as rare as hens teeth, as the saying goes. The reason for the change over the years to engineered doors is due to cost and environmental concerns. By utilising the mismatching timber on the inside of the door you can use all the tree. Years ago the mismatching timber may have been destroyed. Using oak veneer means that all of the panels and styles will match. Another advantage of engineering is that they are very unlikely to warp or twist, like one piece solid oak doors. In fact in many years and tens of thousands of doors sold by ourselves we cannot recall ever receiving a complaint regarding twisting and warping. There is a misconception that internal doors cannot be trimmed anymore. This is not true. For many years you have always been able to trim oak doors, up to six millimetres from each edge. Things have moved on again and now many of our doors can be trimmed by up to eighteen millimetres from each side.