Fire rated doorsets are specially designed doorsets that aim to control fire from spreading in case of an outbreak. If you are looking for fire doorsets, Mikasa has got you covered. We are one of the top brands known to offer premium solid core fire rated doorsets. It is, however, important for you to know the basics of fire rated doorsets and how they are different from standard doorsets, before you put your money down. To help clear the smokescreen, in this blog post, we answer five frequently asked questions about fire rated doorsets. Read on.

1. What are fire rated doorsets?

Fire rated doorsets prevent smoke and fire from spreading in case of an outbreak. Mikasa fire rated doorsets, for instance, are manufactured using an integrated fire protection system. Mikasa fire-rated doorsets are available in various fire ratings, including FD30, FD60, FD90 and FD120 with 30, 60, 90 and 120 minutes resistance, and thickness 44mm, 54mm, 64mm, respectively.

2. How are fire doorsets different than standard doors?

Unlike standard doors, fire rated doorsets come with “intumescent strips” that expand when exposed to extreme temperatures, thereby helping prevent the spread of fire and smoke in case of an outbreak. In addition, fire rated doorsets usually have a certification by an authority in structural safety. Mikasa fire rated doorsets, for instance, comply with BS 476 Part-22 certified by EXOVA-BM TRADA, UK.

3. How often do they need maintenance?

Under normal conditions, fire rated doorsets need 6-monthly maintenance checks. If, however, there is any evident damage, it is essential to call an expert to repair it immediately. During maintenance checks, besides the intumescent strips, the focus should also include the ironmongery, especially hinges, locks, handles, and latches.

4. What are the finish options available?

Fire rated doorsets are available in a number of finishes, including plywood, veneers, MDF, pre-primed, metal facings, and paint grade. Mikasa fire rated doorsets are manufactured using a solid core wood leaf, with three finish options: decorative veneers, decorative laminates, and paint finishes. The door frames are available in four finish options: polished/stained, veneered, laminated frame, and paint finishes.

5. Can I customize the ironmongery and design?

Yes. Go through our collection of solid core wood doorsets and choose a design that blends with the theme or decor of the space for which you need the doorset. Besides offering unmatched aesthetic appeal, Mikasa fire rated doorsets also have a number of quality and fire safety certifications such as EXOVA-BM TRADA UK, BS 476 Part 22, BM Trada and Q-Mark, which speak volumes about the value you get.

Wrap Up

Fire rated doorsets are extremely useful in place that are prone to fire, such as factories, laboratories, hospitals, kitchens, and institutions. If you are looking for high-quality fire rated doorsets, look no further than Mikasa – a brand committed to offering premium doorsets for both commercial and residential properties. To learn more or discuss your requirement, fill out our contact form or write to us at info@mikasadoors.com.