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Speckie Joll (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 03:30 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

What are the trends for interior doors for public housing? I am writing specs for renovations of 20 year old duplexes and would like to recommend to the architect doors that would be the best bang for the buck for this type of facility. Any recommendations?
Lynn Javoroski FCSI CCS LEEDŽ AP SCIP Affiliate
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Username: lynn_javoroski

Post Number: 1530
Registered: 07-2002

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 02:36 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Off the top of my head, (don't do this sort of thing now), I'd use solid core doors throughout for sustainability and add good sound attenuation to doors between units. It would probably make sense to use plastic laminate veneers with a wood grain to simulate wood interior doors. I think they'd stand up to abuse better than real wood and they'd look quite good, too.
Nathan Woods, CSI, CCCA, LEED AP
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Username: nwoods

Post Number: 465
Registered: 08-2005

Posted on Monday, July 30, 2012 - 04:49 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

Having done a fair amount of multi-family, we found that Jeld-Wen interior doors were popular amoung our developers: http://www.jeld-wen.com/catalog/interior-doors/all-panel

Entry doors and patio doors were almost always ThermaTru: http://www.thermatru.com/products/commercial/index.aspx
ken hercenberg
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Username: khercenberg

Post Number: 315
Registered: 12-2006
Posted on Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 10:41 am:   Edit PostDelete PostPrint Post

de LaFontaine has a great slip-on welded profile frame for use at existing openings. You can use that for wood or HM doors. It holds up very well. Costs more than KD frames but worth it IMHO.

If you're looking for attractive doors on a budget and you have a lot of doors that you want to match, you might want to consider Maiman. Their thermo-fused doors seem to hold up well and look good.

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