Solid Core Interior Doors Versus Hollow Wood

At first, it seems like deciding between solid wood and hollow core interior doors should be simple.  Real wood should the clear decision, right?  This is not necessarily true.  Over the years manufacturing innovations have resulted in alternatives to products that are traditional on an equal, or in some cases better, level. 

Some examples of this are framed fiberglass windows and wood engineered flooring, they certainly are a run for the money against the originals. Solid doors are fantastic, and the person who owns your home next will love that you purchased them, but they are far from everything. 

When you think about the number of doors that are in your home the choice may be more difficult due to the price difference that is found between hollow and solid core doors. So let's look at what each type of door has to offer.

solid core interior door
solid wood interior door

Sound Blockage

Doors that are hollow core are not really hollow at the core.  Between wood veneer or thin press-board, you will find cardboard honeycomb.  The cardboard acts as a sound block, though not well, and it also provides the outer shell with structure.

Many of the production homes that are built today have interior doors that are hollow core.  These doors are not great when it comes to sound blocking or a feel that is solid to the door.  If you are looking to save money however and replace many doors in your home then hollow core might be more of what you are looking for.  If money is not an issue than it is easy to see the best benefit comes from a solid core door.

solid core interior door slab

Appearance

Solid wood doors are the best when it comes to appearance, but again, worst when it comes to price.  A wood panel door can look and feel like merely one solid wood piece, but it is in fact not.  The six-panel door has been used for many ages and it is constructed of individual mullions, panels, rails, and stiles.

When painted and built, your wood panel door will look like it was milled from only one piece of wood and the various indentations look routed in.  This is one thing to keep in mind when making a decision, the solid door is always going to result in a better appearance, but is it worth the extra money that you will spend?  To some it will be more than worth it, others would prefer a lesser expensive even at the cost of an appearance that is not as appealing.

prehung solid core interior doors

Self Installation

Solid core doors are much heavier than solid wood doors and hollow core doors.  Particle wood is a material that is very dense.  It makes for a harder installation but will give you years of performance more than a hollow core door will.   Unless you have architectural requirements in your home that result in the need for a solid wood door, a solid core door will get you a great door at a price that is more reasonable.

Whether you choose solid core or hollow core for your door make sure that you take the appropriate measurements.  Many standard sizes are available, but you still need to know the width and the length of your door to ensure it is the right fit.  There are some doors that will need to be customized, so if you don't see the size you are looking for then ask about custom doors.

Solid Core Interior Doors

Solid Core Interior Doors

Shop All New Sales
Find the door you need for your home or office!
  1. Cedar Color Modern Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Modern Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $30.00
  2. Cedar Color Classic Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Classic Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $47.99
  3. Cedar Color Modern Style Slab solid Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Modern Style Slab solid Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $44.25
  4. Cherry Color Classic Style Slab solid Core interior Doorview
    Cherry Color Classic Style Slab solid Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $226.00
  5. Cedar Color Traditional Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Traditional Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $176.95
  6. Cherry Color Modern Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Doorview
    Cherry Color Modern Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $275.00
  7. Cedar Color Contemporary Style Slab solid Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Contemporary Style Slab solid Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $129.99
  8. Cherry Color Traditional Style Slab solid Core interior Doorview
    Cherry Color Traditional Style Slab solid Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $249.00
  9. Cedar Color Rustic Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Rustic Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $155.00
  10. Cedar Color Contemporary Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Contemporary Style Prehung Hollow Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $299.00
  11. Cedar Color Classic Style Slab solid Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Classic Style Slab solid Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $165.99
  12. Cedar Color Rustic Style Slab solid Core interior Doorview
    Cedar Color Rustic Style Slab solid Core interior Door
    Insideout interior doors come in a dazzling array of styles and colors. Choose from French, panel, bifold, barn or pocket doors. There are dozens of pre-painted colors to choose from, and all doors come primed so you can paint them for yourself if you want. Material types to choose from include composite, fiberglass, or hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, and oak. There are three standard sizes to choose from, or you can customize in ½” increments.All doors are a breeze to install and come with all necessary screws, as well as pre-attached steel hinges in the optimum configuration. Replacement doors are available for damage or marring that occurs during shipment, and a limited warranty covers normal wear and tear on frame, hinges, and door surfaces.
    Price: $184.50
View asGridList

108 items

Page
per page
Set Descending Direction

Questions And Answers

DO IT YOURSELF

Load More
Image
My interior doors are perfect thanks to this site. So helpful! ​‌​‌”
Image
I looked at so many doors, and the site helped me choose the best. ​‌​‌”
Image
Every style and option is available on this site. So easy to use. ​‌​‌”

INTERESTING RESOURCES

Load More

Quick consultation

Call us to find out more details about doors and purchasing options, in your area!

CALL: 302.409.0837