There is no such thing as a wooden composite door. Composite door constructions include many different materials but, due to the instability of wood, it is never used for the ‘skin’ of the door. The best skin used in composite doors is GRP (glass reinforced plastic, also known more commonly as fibreglass). This material is made up of plastic that has been reinforced with glass fibres, making it light but tough and durable. It is more stable than the alternative uPVC skin and looks far nicer.
Although wooden composite doors do not exist, the GRP composite doors are designed to mimic wood. The front door skin is grained so that the appearance looks as realistic as possible. Using fibreglass instead of wood also has the benefit of easier maintenance – the skin does not fade or rot with the constant weathering, so it never needs sanding and painting or varnishing to keep it looking smart. The rich colours last for the lifespan of the front door, and if it ever begins to look dull, all it needs is a wipe with a damp cloth to revive it.
The choice of colours available allows you to choose between varnish-style wooden doors in dark wood or light oak, or a range of colours that mimic painted doors. With the range of frames available, including those with a grain appearance, you are certain to find a combination that suits your home.
So why choose a composite door that imitates a wooden door over a real wooden door? Asides from the easy care aspects mentioned earlier, the doors are also well designed to function at a high level, excelling at security and thermal protection. Wooden doors may gradually wear down over time but composite doors do not rot or wear out like other front doors.