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Terminology made easy: Doors & frames

What do ‘DIN direction left’ and ‘DIN direction right’ mean? What exactly are the different types of door leaf cores? And what do words like ‘rebated’ or ‘flush-closing’ mean in the context of door leaves? We are happy to provide you with clear, concise explanations of these and other important terms related to doors and frames.

  • Closing directions according to DIN

    Standard interior doors (hinged doors)

    DIN direction left
    The hinges are on the left-hand side when the door is closed.

    DIN direction right
    The hinges are on the right-hand side when the door is closed.


    Sliding doors – Systems running in front of the wall

                               DIN direction right

    Sliding doors – Systems running inside the wall

  • Door edge options

    Rectangular edges

    Doors with rectangular edges are available in every single Westag & Getalit finish, from PortaLit to WestaLife.

    Rounded segmental arch edge RK-S

    Doors with a postforming round edge (RK-S) are available in all decors in the Portalit and Dekorit series of finishes.

    Rounded segmental arch edge RK-S

    Doors with a segmental arch edge are available in WestaLack white and trend lacquer finishes.

  • Door leaf cores

    Special honeycomb core

    Maybe your doors don’t need to meet any special requirements, apart from adhering to a basic standard of quality – in that case, our affordable special honeycomb core is definitely the right choice for you.

    Solid chipboard core

    A solid chipboard core is a good choice for doors that are exposed to high wear. It is also recommendable for apartment entrance doors that have to comply with noise protection requirements, in combination with floor sealing.

    Hollow chipboard core

    For home builders whose primary focus is quality, we recommend interior doors with a hollow chipboard core. They are the sturdiest option, providing a maximum of stability and ensuring that the door will last for many years to come.

  • Rebate options

    Flush-closing door leaf

    A flush-closing door leaf does not have a rebate and is flush with the door frame.

  • Hinges and locks

    A brief discourse on the subject of fittings

    How open or closed do you wish to be? The selection of locks also plays a role in making you feel at home with your new doors. Are there doors such as apartment entrance doors or a door to the boiler room where the use of a safety lock would make sense or is even mandatory? Should a special bathroom door lock be fitted on the bathroom door?

    Locks

    Profile cylinder
    locks (PZ)

    Warded
    locks (BB)
    Standard

    Bathroom door locks
    (BAD) 

    Hinges for wooden frames

    It’s worth taking a look at the hinges, too. There are different models available depending on the type of door frame and the stress exerted on it. Tectus TE 340 is a treat for both technology and design enthusiasts. The hinge is invisible when the door is closed, the flush-closing door merges directly with the frame. Minimalist design with maximum ambience.

    Rebated

    Flush-closing

    Hinge V 0020
    Frame section V 3400 WF

    Hinge V 0026 WF
    Frame section V 4400 WF

    Hinge V 0080
    Frame section V 3400 WF

    Hinge V 0087 WF
    Frame section V 4400 WF

    Hinge Tectus TE 340 3D
    (concealed)

    Hinges for steel frames

    Rebated

    Flush-closing

    Hinge V 0020
    Frame section V 8100 WF

    Hinge V 0026 WF
    Frame section V 8000 WF

    Hinge V 0080
    Frame section V 8100 WF

    Hinge V 0087 WF
    Frame section V 8000 WF

    Hinge Tectus TE 340 3D
    (concealed)

    Our recommendation

    Frame section (door frame)