When we were looking around for internal doors we had a few criteria that they needed to meet.
- They needed to be solid so that they gave us some sound insulation.
- We needed to be able to install locks on all doors if required with our own door furniture.
- The finish on the doors needed to be resilient so it could take the occasional hit from a wheel chair.
Designed as a fully pre-fabricated rebated door and door-frame system, Euro-Tec doors are fitted with an all round rubber seal providing increased acoustic properties with anti-slam protection. What attracted us most was the finish that the commercial range use which is something called CPL. Here is the blurb about CPL form the German website.
When durability is the order of the day, doors must have plenty of mettle without this being obvious. Whether in a private rented apartment or at business premises – you can rest assured that even the toughest wear and tear will scarcely leave a mark on CPL. And finally, the new CPL surfaces are not just amazingly scratch, knock and tear-resistant, they are also completely dirt-proof and resistant to normal household detergents. In addition to this durability, modern printing methods lend a unique decorative quality to the veneers, which are barely distinguishable from their natural counterparts.
It took John Bennett and the team a couple of installs to get the process down pat but as soon as this was done the doors went in smoothly. Check out the photos below.
In the right hand photo you can see the clamps in place that are required until the hi-tech adhesive that is used in the installation cures. I reckon that the colour that we chose goes really well with the bamboo flooring.