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
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.
Door edge options
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 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.
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
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?
Bathroom door locks
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.
Hinges for steel frames
Frame section (door frame)