What to choose between an isoplane door and a postformed door?

What to choose between an isoplane door and a postformed door?

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Characteristics of the isoplane door

A isoplane holder is a door which generally consists of:

  • A solid wood or medium density wood fiber (MDF) frame;
  • Of an alveolar or full soul;
  • And a wall either in plywood, fiber or medium density wood panel (MDF).
  • The frame of an isoplane door is generally made of wood or metal. The appearance of this type of door is smooth on both sides but it is possible to put moldings to personalize it. It is also possible to personalize an isoplane door using kit decors in the form of moldings, patterns or panels.

What is a postformed door?

The postformed door is the most classic and economical of the doors that exist. Concretely, the postformed door is made of agglomerated materials and wood fibers which have been put in press in order to give its shape to the door. Once pressed, the door is then covered with a plywood or PVC finish. It can either be very smooth, or the wood that composes it can reveal ribs for a more natural and authentic side. Postformed doors are always made with moldings.

Postformed doors, like isoplane doors, offer possibilities in terms of personalization after purchase. Most often sold white, it is indeed possible to paint them, to apply a patina or a stain, in short to make them more to your taste and to adapt them to your interior decoration.
In general, the postformed door is especially appreciated because it offers the rendering of a pretty interior door wooden… but at a much lower cost!

Advantages and disadvantages of isoplane doors and postformed doors

If postformed doors are increasingly used in the interiors of individuals, it is above all for their aesthetic dimension. Indeed, with their ribs and their moldings (either classic, or gendarme hat), the postformed doors really look like pretty wooden doors. Ultimately, this type of interior door is the one that has the prettiest shape. Concerning the strengths of the isoplane door, it is obvious that this is the interior door model to choose if you want to acquire a surface to personalize.

On the negative side, whether at the isoplane door or the postformed door, it should be borne in mind that these doors are not produced in solid wood but with wood fiber panels. They are therefore logically less solid than real wooden doors, and are therefore more sensitive to knocks, shocks and scratches.

Isoplane and postformed doors: in which rooms of the house?

Interior doors apart, isoplane doors and postformed doors can theoretically find their place in any room of the house. Yes but… in view of their relative fragility, it is still advisable to avoid them (especially the postformed door) in rooms where there is a lot of passage and movement, and in those where they are likely to receive knocks ; such as in an entrance hall or hallway, and in a child's or teenager's room.


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