Why choose a solid core door?

When deciding on special-purpose doors for your building, you will have the option of solid or hollow door cores.

Solid core doors are certainly unmatched in terms of versatility, durability and practicality. Take a look at some of the many benefits of solid core doors below.

What are solid core doors?

Solid core doors are wooden doors that are fully filled with wood or other composite materials inside its frame. Solid core doors are versatile, multi-use products that are suitable for a wide range of residential, commercial and industrial uses. They are available as standard timber faced doors, hygiene doors, smoke doors, steel-faced doors and lead-lined doors for acoustic and radiation shielding applications. There are a number of reasons why you should choose a solid-core door over a hollow-core door. Check them out below.

Acoustic properties 

For many, excellent acoustics are required for their building. The greater the mass of the insulation material per unit area of a door, the more soundproof it will be. Solid core doors have fantastic sound insulation properties and are suitable in homes, hotels, office spaces, industrial spaces, theatres, recording studios, performances and more.


Much like sound, solid core doors have excellent temperature insulation properties. This means that they keep a room warm in winter and cool in summer. This, in turn, can save you money on energy costs and make a home or office space more inviting.


Solid core doors offer far superior levels of resistance to attacks and/or forced entry. Standard solid core doors are very strong and are suitable for both residential and commercial applications.

Quality and durability 

The overall build quality of solid core fire doors is far superior to hollow core doors. You can rest assured that a solid-core door will stand the test of time and provide a far higher standard of quality in both appearance and function.


Solid-core doors are extremely adaptable and can be aesthetically tailored to suit many types of designs and finishes. Solid core doors can even be fitted with a range of accessories, such as locks, fixings and glazed viewing windows. They can also be manufactured in a range of shapes and sizes to suit a variety of operations.

At FSE Special Purpose Doors, we provide many clients with quality steel fire doors. We can produce solid core doors, as well as many other special-purpose doors that utilise a range of materials. To learn more about choosing the right fire door material, contact FSE Special Purpose Doors on [email protected] or +61 2 9905 8222.

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