A door to the nursery should meet all the requirements for safety and preferences of both children and parents. What you should know before buying doors for a children's room?
The kids' room is a place where children create their own magic. Therefore, remember that such a door is not a piece of wood - it is the entry to the secret world of childhood.
When choosing the door for nursery keep in mind that it should be of the same style and color as other doors to the adjacent rooms. The ideal solution is the doors featuring differently colored sides. The side that faces the hall has a modest look, while the other side can be decorated as your kids want.
What models are used for the nursery? Hinged doors are the most popular. However, the choice is not limited to flush models - there are sliding, arched or double doors, models with glazing or funny patterns. Children prefer comical stickers, animals, cartoon' characters, etc. The child grows and the patterns change depending on his/her hobbies, age, and wishes.
Good soundproofing is an essential parameter for the doors for the kids' rooms. This factor is perhaps the most important for nurseries and parents of newborn infants. The conventional wood doors without glazing provide the perfect sound absorption. The materials used and the thickness of the slab require undivided attention.
The safety is one of the main issues when choosing doors for a nursery or kid's room. Such products should match the interior and be extremely safe for the children! The models from environmentally friendly materials are the best choice. Ensure that they include no parts or elements that may harm the baby.
Preferable materials. Natural wood doesn't contain toxic substances dangerous to health. Oak, birch, pine, beech, larch and alder are considered the safest. Moreover, coniferous woods provide a salutary effect on human health as they emit healthful essential oils. Choose products without toxic adhesives when selecting doors to the nursery. They must be treated with water-based varnishes or natural wax.
However, the price of natural wood makes many parents feel uneasy. There is a solution – a moderately priced combination of solid wood or veneer with MDF. Such doors are child-friendly but less expensive. MDF considered being not the safest material, but manufacturers avoid using toxic substances for the products designed for babies. To ensure the safety, check the availability of the quality certificate.
Glazing. Installation of glazed doors in the kid's room and nurseries is not recommended. Yeah, the majority of modern products include tempered shockproof glass. But they may represent a potential danger to the children's health. Still want to install the glazed door? Choose models with the thickest shatterproof glass. It makes you feel psychologically confident in your children's safety.
- Avoid buying doors for the nursery with chemical varnishes.
- When installing the door to children's room choose the model that opens outwards. The kids are able to open it easily.
- Avoid accessories and handles at the child's head level.