[caption id="attachment_4671" align="alignright" width="367"] Spanish courtyard doors[/caption]
I've just returned from a short family holiday in Spain, working at Doorsan has obviously had an effect on me as I couldn't help but notice the similarities and differences in the door styles to the apartments and buildings.
Internal doors seem to be very similar in style to the ones we sell here in the UK, especially in modern properties where popular flush grooved doors like the Iseo and Palermo feature heavily. One thing I did notice was that our apartment had very little internal doors, the open plan layout meant the only rooms that required doors were the bedrooms, bathroom and ensuite. And externally the balcony had a sliding UPVC patio door. However the majority of homes, apartments and even public buildings had a timber door to the main entrance. These door styles differ significantly to those we have here in the UK. I didn’t see any 4 or 6 panel at all throughout my stay, yet these are some of the most popular door styles both internally and externally here in the UK.
One of the more notable styles was a 23 panel door with a raised moulding around each panel, something which I’ve not seen at all before from any of our suppliers, but it appears to be a popular door style in Spain. Large door knobs at the centre of the door are also quite a visible feature to many of the properties, giving a symmetry to the property frontage. These aren’t really functional as the key acts to open the lock/latch they’re mainly attached for aesthetics or to assist when closing the door from the outside. The majority of the external doors are hardwood or stained to a darker colour. I can only take a guess at the reason for this being that the higher pigment values in dark stain protects the timber against the effects of UV light from the strong sunlight.
If you’d like to recreate an entrance in this Spanish style then contact our sales team who can advise on the best products and hardware to suit your requirements.