Engineered doors or traditional wooden doors?

Are engineered doors better than traditional wooden or 'solid wood' doors?
Do engineered doors last longer?
Are engineered doors solid?


The easy answer is yes, yes and yes!

As a timber engineered door supplier obviously we will always answer yes to these questions however below we will go through some of these questions in more detail and explain why the modern technology used in engineered timbers results in a far superior end product.

Are engineered doors better than traditional wooden or 'solid wood' doors?

The word engineered can often put people off a product as it can relate to 'cheaply made' products of the past however this is certainly not the case with engineered timber products.
To start with, engineered doors are often still solid wood and are not one or the other but both.
The idea behind engineered doors is that the finished product is a much more stable, reliable, stronger and longer lasting product. This is because the product has been designed to be better than its predecessor.
With traditional wood working processes, the rails and styles, and even the panels of the door to a certain extent, are 'machined' from a single slab (or slice if you prefer) of tree.
Although cut, planed, joined and sanded to a flat equal calibrated finish, over time solid wood will 'breath'. Meaning it will absorb and expel moisture from its environment (especially between damp winter seasons and warm dry summer seasons)
Over time this process causes timber to 'cup', twist, split and degrade ultimately resulting in a poor fitting door.
Engineered timber is produced using many different and opposing timber grains (much like a wooden or oak worktop in a kitchen) All of these separate pieces of timber work against each other in the same way as described above, however as they are all working in the same manor this results in a more balanced and over all stable out come.

Do engineered doors last longer?