Your bathroom doors must most definitely be made of the right materials so that they maintain their looks and keep functioning well. The main challenges though is the limited space in almost every bathroom and the overexposure of the bathroom door to water and moisture. White it is quite important for the bathroom doors to look natural and fit the interior, it is absolutely critical that they are durable and moisture-resistant.
And so, the most frequent dilemma comes down to the choice between PVC and aluminum for the bathroom door. Wondering what the pros and cons of these are and which is right for you? Keep on reading and find out which material you should opt for.
Aluminum bathroom doors
Let’s look at aluminum first. Besides being light and strong, aluminum doors have many other advantages that make them very suitable for your bathroom. Naturally, the material fits the bill when it comes down to what matters most – it is resistant to moisture and water. It is also weather-proof. While wooden or metal doors are usually affected by changes in climatic conditions as they expand or contract, aluminum is not subject to such deformations. This means that the door will not sag and difficult to shut.
Unlike wooden doors, which are very expensive to manufacture (not to mention the maintenance), aluminum bathroom doors are more cost-effective. In the long run, wooden doors will eventually suffer some damage. And eventually you will have to replace the door. However, aluminum doors do not require much maintenance, and their durability makes them a one-time (and good) investment. Last but not least, aluminum is environmentally friendly. It is a recyclable material that is widely used in the production of door frames, windows, etc. Thus, it has a much smaller carbon footprint, so bonus points here.
PVC bathroom doors
Polyvinyl chloride, or more simply PVC, is an excellent choice of a material for your bathroom door. PVC doors look like painted wooden doors, but do not require the maintenance required of absorbent, natural wood fibers.
This material is usually a great choice for exterior doors due to its strength and durability. Using it indoors, away from the harsh conditions of the elements, means that the need for maintenance will be kept to a minimum.
Naturally, like aluminum, PVC doors will not be affected by the wet environment in the bathroom. PVC doors also allow greater freedom in design. They can be painted in a variety of colors to match your decor. What’s more, your door will quite likely not need to be repainted often, if at all, thanks to their durability.
In sum, what is the best bathroom door material?
Given the similar qualities of both materials, the choice rests purely on your individual preferences. However, if you want something more – a bathroom door that’ll fit the rest of your interior doors and at the same time be durable and easy to maintain, then trust SBS Design. We offer the so-called combined bathroom doors, which combine an aluminum inner part glued with an MDF face. It can be an absolute copy of the other interior doors. For the production of this type of door, we at SBS Design use aluminum. That is precisely because it is more rigid and resistant when bonded to a flexible surface such as MDF. The bonding of the two materials results in a durable construction that cannot be achieved with the use of PVC. Learn more about our combined bathroom doors; call our consultants or visiting one of our offices in Varna, Shumen or Burgas.