Interior Solid Core Door
A solid core door have legitimate uses in home building and remodeling. Solid core door construction starts with a wood or mineral base. Manufacturers add a layer of plywood or particle board to either side of this core, then top the plywood with a thin layer of wood veneer. This veneer gives the door its finished appearance and captures the natural color and grain patterns of solid hardwood. In most instances, these layers are bonded together using some form of adhesive for extra strength and durability. Some solid core doors may be nonbonded, which means they are pressed together under high levels of temperature and pressure without the use of adhesives. Solid core doors offer many advantages over hollow core door construction. Their density helps to reduce sound transmission between rooms, or from outside the home to indoors. The core also provides some insulation, which contributes to energy efficiency in the home. Solid core doors are also more secure and difficult to break into than hollow models. Finally, these doors offer enhanced strength and durability to withstand long-term use and high levels of traffic.