All You Need to Know about Door Frame Types

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Though it goes without saying that doors are always an important consideration in all construction and remodelling projects, the frames often do not get the attention they deserve. The result is poor fit and finish that ends up taking away the charm of your spaces. So, to make sure that doesn’t happen with you, it is important that you know about the various types of frame available on the market. That is exactly what we will cover in this blog post. Read on.

Door Frame Types

Door frame types fall into two broad categories: rebated frames and engineered frames. Rebated frames are available in different wooden species, and come without a stopper. Engineered frames, on the other hand, come with different core options to suit the different applications, whether fire-rated or non-fire-rated. They also come with door stoppers that are manufactured using the same material used to manufacture the door frame. The door stoppers are usually 15 mm thick.

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Types of Engineered Frames

Engineered frames can be further categorized into three types: LVL, MDF, and Hardwood frames. We discuss the three-door frame types in brief.


LVL or Laminated Veneer Lumber Frame is manufactured using multiple layers of thin veneer sheets. The layers are assembled together using adhesive, enhancing the frame’s durability and strength.


MDF or Medium-Density-Fibreboard Frame is manufactured using a highly moisture resistant MDF core, making it an ideal choice for spaces that are exposed to extreme weather conditions.

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Hardwood Frame

Last but not least, hardwood frames are manufactured using solid woods and are available in a number of species and colors to meet every requirement.

Wrap Up

Now that you know the different frame types, you should be able to choose a laminated door design or doorset that complements your style and other preferences. In addition to choosing the right door frame, it is also important that you go for a reputable brand that is known to manufacture premium doors and frames. Explore our door design catalog and take your pick from a spectrum of door and frame designs. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your requirements, fill out our contact form or write to us at