What do we mean by solid core? Are your doors solid oak, pine, hardwood or are they veneered?
Doors are now manufactured from engineered components. This means that the doors will be a veneer of oak, hardwood, pine etc. over a composite core which may consist of any of the following; Timber, MDF or mixed core. Doors of this nature are referred to "Solid Core".
The advantages of an engineered / Veneered door are:
1) The timbers in the styles and panels will match almost perfectly. (When doors were made from one piece solid timber it was quite common for the panels and styles not to match being quite different shades).
2) The door will not twist or warp. (When doors were made from one piece solid timber we regularly received complaints about warped or twisted doors. Due to the engineering manufacturing process It has been many years since we last received a complaint about a door that has twisted or warped).
3) The doors are cheaper to produce and therefore we can pass on the saving to our customers. (Timber prices have risen massively over the last 10 years. If we were to produce a door with one piece solid timber it may cost over 10 times the price of a veneered engineered door).
4) As no timber is wasted it is much kinder to the environment. (Any mismatching timber is used on the inside of the door and not burned as it used to be. This means that there is almost no wastage).
One piece solid timber doors have not been available from major importers/ suppliers for many years now.
One of the reasons people ask us if our doors are solid or veneered is that they need to trim the doors. In 98% of cases customers can trim the doors to their required size. Over 80% of our doors can be no be trimmed by up to 16mm on each side some doors can be trimmed by even more (please ask us for more information).