A Simple Guide on Door Frame Types

Wooden Door frame types With Mikasa Doors

While everyone acknowledges the criticality of doors, not many pay enough heed to frames, which is actually quite surprising. That’s because frames are as important, if not more, as the doors, when it comes to the overall appeal and resilience of the doorset. It is, therefore, important to know about the different door frame types available in the market. Continuing on the subject, in this blog post, we have presented an overview of the options you have. Take a look.

Open Door Frames

Open door frames are usually used with indoor doors and have the most simple construction. In open door frames, there is no sill across the bottom. The reason for absence is that the raised threshold may hinder access to the room, as this type of frame is to be used with interior doors. These frames also have a head supported by two vertical stiles.

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Closed Door Frames

Closed door frames are mainly used with exterior doors. As they are used with exterior doors, there must be a raised threshold or sill at the bottom that seals the space between the door and the flooring. The remaining structure of closed door frames remains the same like in open door frames. The door takes a chair on the sill when it’s shut. Open door frames may also include a sill, depending on the requirements of the buyer, but it would probably be small in height.

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Glazing Panels Door Frames

To add an aesthetic feature or a natural light source, you may add a glaze panel to your door frames. A variety of glazing panels could be added to the door frames in numerous shapes, on top or side of the frame. The glazing panel placed on top of the door is also known as ‘fanlight’ and the glazing panel placed at the side of the frame is known as ‘sidelight’. Along with frames, glazing can be done in different types of wooden doors, too.

Inward or Outward Opening Door Frames

While you pick an external doorset frame for your home, it is really important to keep in mind the direction you want your door to open into, as the hinged doors tend to open only in a single direction. Knowing the correct opening direction of the door is essential to place the door stoppers at the right position within the frame to stop the leaf from moving in the wrong direction.

Final Word

If you are looking for high-quality engineered wood doors or doorsets in India, look no further than Mikasa and choose from an extensive range of wood door designs. Mikasa offers premium engineered wooden doors for both commercial and residential properties. If you have any questions, fill out our contact form or call us at 1800 833 0004 and or write to us at info@mikasadoors.com.