Differences between solid wood and composite wood doors

Which one to choose, solid wood or composite wood door? Well when making decisions its important to be well informed so here’s some information on each.


Solid Core / Composite Wood Door

These solid-core doors are made of some type of composite material. Most commonly they are made from particle board and in some cases glass fiber or a foam material. Particle board materials are then pressed together at high pressures. A veneer outer skin is then clad atop this particle board giving it a natural look and feel. Veneer options vary greatly. For a list of veneer options click this link: veneer options.



  • The greatest advantage that composite doors have are that they’re virtually indistinguishable from real wood and are far stronger.

  • Composite wood will not warp or require repainting.

  • Another great advantage is that the composite doors costs far less than their solid wood counterparts.


Solid Wood Door

Solid wood doors can be made from a variety of hard or soft woods. Solid wood is a natural material and comes in a variety of veneers comparable to these: veneer options. These doors are a sign of elegance, however, they will swell and shrink with humidity.



  • Solid wood doors are the highest quality and have greater customizability.

  • These doors also have the greatest sound deadening abilities.


*All doors from Aegis Doors are solid-core composite wood interior door slabs. We are a wholesale distributor of these interior doors. All of them meet strict quality standards, fire resistant standards, and all the panels are made of medium density fiberboard (MDF). These MDF panels allow for better customizations.

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Dublin, CA 94568 
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We at Aegis specialize in quality solid-core interior door slabs. As a door distributor we also work hand-in-hand with our manufacturers insuring the highest quality at the best wholesale prices. All our doors are carefully hand sanded and come in a wide variety of veneer options. We require that all of our doors are made of composite material and be responsibly farmed so that we can minimize our impact on our environment. Feel free to call us if you have any questions.

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