The Key Requirements of Hotel Room Doors

Fire safety, security and acoustic treatment are the three most important requirements of hotel room doors. These ensure the comfort and wellbeing of patrons. 

When it comes to hotel or motel doors, there are several specific requirements that will have a significant impact on the satisfaction and wellbeing of patrons. When choosing hotel room doors, all of these must be considered carefully, and will no doubt influence the product you choose.

Hotels are multifaceted spaces. At any given time they are likely to be housing a large number of guests, plus staff and potentially other patrons (such as if there is a restaurant or bar in the building). And the doors in these spaces must reflect these factors.

Here we take a look at the key requirements of hotel room doors.

Fire Safety

Fire resistance is one of the most important factors when it comes to hotel room doors. Safety is absolute paramount in any hotel, and high quality fire doors are one of the most important fire safety components in any hotel.

“Fire door” is a short term for a fire-rated door set. Fire doors consist of the door leaf, frame and associated hardware such as handles, locks, viewing panels and air grills. They save lives by stopping fire and smoke from spreading quickly and from entering places where staff or patrons may get trapped, like stairwells and corridors. They are also crucial for the hotel’s preservation and ensuring flames do not spread past the source to other buildings.

There is a wide range of fire doors avaliable to suit any hotel space, from standard hinged doors to sliding doors to double action, and they can be finished in MDF, pre-primed tempered hardboard or plywood veneer to suit any aesthetic requirements.

See more about fire doors here.

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Ensuring guests and their possessions are safe and secure is one of the key purposes of a door. Doors should be thick and strong enough to protect against forced entry should thieves attempt to break into a room.

Solid core doors offer far superior levels of resistance to attacks and/or forced entry. While there are security doors avaliable for heavy duty applications (ballistic doors), standard solid core doors and fire doors are still very hefty and are more suitable in hotels.


One of the most important things that will affect the quality of a guest’s stay in a hotel is whether they sleep well and are able to get some peace and quiet.

Solid core doors have fantastic sound proofing properties.

While any kind of door works as a sound barrier at some level, with standard doors, sound waves will still manage to make their way through unless further preventative measures are taken. These measures include sound insulation and sound absorption – putting up an acoustic barrier.

The greater the mass of the insulation material per unit area of a door, the more soundproof it will be. A double-leaf partition – two sections separated by an air gap filled with a sound absorber – is an efficient and practical sound absorber.

FSE Special Purpose Doors work with many hospitality clients throughout Australia to design, manufacture and install a range of special purpose doors.

If you have any questions, to learn more about our products, or to book a quote, phone 1300 4 DOORS, or contact us here.