Tips In Selecting Your Bathroom Door

If you are improving your home by replacing doors you might be considering a new bathroom door also.  Choosing a bathroom door can offer up a few challenges.  It is common knowledge that a bathroom is the smallest room in the house.  Therefore, it is a challenge to choose the correct size and installation for your door.  Some might be concerned about the possibility of moisture and humidity changes from the bathroom that can damage some different types of doors.  Considering all of these challenges when selecting a door will help to find the door that best fits your needs.

Because of the temperature, moisture and humidity changes it might be best not to consider a wood door.  These doors may swell or warp because of these changes and might damage the wood.  It is a wise decision to select a fiberglass or metal door to avoid possible damage. 

Because bathrooms are so confined it is important to consider the swing of the door.  The door should be able to open completely without being in the way of cabinets or door handles.  But at the same time it should not get touch mirrors or windows.  When selecting the hardware for your door it is important to consider the swing of the door and if your door is a right hand door or a left hand door.  Also keep this important detail in mind when hanging the door.

Do you need a pre hung unit?  If you are not completely sure of what a pre hung unit is it is a door that is already hanging on a frame.  They are easy to install and are the perfect choice when replace the frame with the door.  If you plan on using the frame that is already there you will need to choose a regular door instead.

To measure the size of the opening you should measure the height and the width.  The measurement of the door you are purchasing should be ⅛ inch smaller than the opening in both directions. The height and the width.  If you are buying a pre hung door that involves measuring for the frame as well you should have the width of the frame the same size as the thickness of the wall.

Now onto selecting a design.  Once again there are many options to choose from.  You can have a smooth or a paneled door.  The common type is a six panel door although there are dozens of design to select from.  Even the fiberglass or steel options have designed that are embossed on the doors.  Some will even copycat the look of wood grain.

These wood doors and steel bathroom doors are sold in a finished style or an unfinished style.  If you are looking for a door that has a long warranty you will be better off by selecting a door that is pre-painted or pre-stained.  Usually the fiberglass doors will come in the colors pre selected by the manufacturer.