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Internal doors, Oak doors changing colour over time!

Before we start this little investigation, we need to understand a few properties of wood that will effect the timber colour over time.

The colour of timber is caused by natural pigments. This is defined by a group of chemicals known as quinones and polyphenolic compounds. Quinones are the true pigments, as the polyphenolic compounds are clear. However they can become important over time, as will be discussed later.

All timber contains what are generally referred to as “extractives”. Extractives have been discussed earlier in a few previous articles, but are the pigments, tannins, and other resins. They can be ‘extracted’ with a solvent such as water or mineral turpentine, hence the name.

Another key component of timber that can effect it’s change of color over time is lignin. Lignin is the glue that holds the timber fibre together. It is the most important structural component of timber.

Weathering is the biggest single, and most important cause of discolouration. There are two main mechanisms behind this:

Exposure to rain bleeds out the extractives, including the natural pigments (quinones). This process lightens the colour of wood.
Exposure to UV breaks down the lignin into simple sugars. These sugars act as a food source for moulds, which can be dark and blotchy in appearance. But in situations where they are controlled, such as in dry or coastal climates, they don’t develop fully so turn the timber a silver-grey.

Weathered Grey Timber

Weathered Grey Timber

When it comes to Oak Timber, it starts to turn a yellow to golden colour over a number of year this is mainly due to UV exposure.

Yellowing oak

Yellowing oak

 

 

 

 

Are Grey doors are here to stay!

Our Doras Daiken doors range is proving very popular with our clients, The feedback we receive is all positive . When our clients are updated there homes or designing a new build. The new grey colors in the doors and floors are the one’s the choose over the popular white, is it because the doors come in a laminated grey finish that needs no maintenance, that wont show up finger prints. Or is it just something different. Pop into our showrooms in Clonmel and Tramore or buy online www.murphylarkin.com

Daiken Grey Doors

Grey Doors

Doras Daiken Grey Door

Grey solid door

Sliding rails, barn doors and Pocket doors Murphy Larkin showrooms

Sliding doors, pocket doors

Here’s a short video of our sliding door, pocket doors and barn doors.

Our Tramore showrooms have a wide range of sliding door systems. Each has it’s own style and and bespoke finish. The rustic rail come in black and stainless steel finish and can hold a door weight of 80kgs ideal for a barn style door. Our pocket doors are ideal for saving space with the doors sliding back into a wall cavity. given a very clear modern look to any home.

Solid Doors Vs Engineered Doors

There is a common misconception that products with an engineered core are inferior to there solid equivalents, possibly down to the lower price and implied quality difference between solid and engineered materials.

Whilst a solid door set may hold a certain desirability factor to it, a like for like engineered door will have significant performance benefits that greatly improve upon that of a solid.

The doors may look the same, but as all you old romantics will know…its what’s on the inside that counts

As the name suggests, solid door constructions are made from singular pieces of timber, jointed, glued or dowelled together.

Engineered cores take a more modern approach to door leaf construction. In some cases particle board is used, whilst in other cases a cross-configuration of multi-layered timber is pressed and glued together to form a solid core. In both cases, a veneer is applied to the surface and solid lipping is fixed to the edges for shaving purposes.

Solid doors have a premium allure to them, and there inherent strength is undeniable. They are, however, susceptible to environmental factors such as heat and moisture. Exposure to factors such as these can cause a solid door to warp or bow, making it twist and gradually lose shape.

Engineered doors, on the other hand, are far more structurally stable as they are made from multiple materials and can evenly distribute any environmental stress that may be applied to it

Its highly likely that an engineered set will out-perform your solid door set for less money, and as newer building regulations call for better thermal insulation, your final decision may be a no brainer.

 

 

Internal doors

Murphy Larkin Ireland’s Largest Range Of Internal Doors. We stock a complete range of Oak Internal Doors, Walnut Doors, White Primed Doors, Regency Doors, Fire Doors, Internal Glass Doors, Prehung Door Kits and our new Palladio Composite Doors. Our real wood doors are finished in natural hardwood’s which are long lasting, elegant and finished in a durable satin finish.

Our primed internal door range which are knot free and come top coat ready and can be painted to give a finish as individual as you. We manufacture our Prestige door range in house also providing a full door prehanging service on every door on our website. Because we carry a large inventory Murphy Larkin can have a stock order prepared with only a short lead time with next day delivery. Murphy Larkin also provides shipping on all our products throughout Ireland and the United Kingdom. In this Blog we have shown some our showroom doors in Clonmel and Tramore branches. www.murphylarkin.com

Murphy Larkin showroom doors

Murphy Larkin showroom doors

Showroom doors at Murphy Larkin

Showroom doors at Murphy Larkin

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#internaldoors Showroom Internal doors at our Clonmel showrooms

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Internal Walnut Doors at our Waterford showrooms www.murphylarkin.com

Primed solid internal doors at our Tramore showrooms.

Primed solid internal doors at our Tramore showrooms.

Interal Primed doors at our Waterford showrooms

Interal Primed doors at our Waterford showrooms.

Clonmel Showrroms

Clonmel Showrroms