As we have always stated, interior doors are fundamental furnishing elements within any building. They guarantee privacy and security and contribute to the functionality of spaces. The installation of an interior door may seem simple on the surface, but in reality, it is a very delicate operation that requires special attention to detail. In this article, we will explore the installation process and identify the 4 steps, before and during installation, where the most common mistakes are made.

Measuring the wall space correctly

One of the most common mistakes is underestimating this step and taking measurements incorrectly, without paying attention to the smallest details, such as the floor level. A small inaccuracy during this step may prevent the door from opening fully or may require additional work on site on the door to adapt it to the recess, thus increasing installation costs. We therefore suggest that you measure the wall opening correctly and carefully before purchasing the door, so that installation is quicker, easier and more correct.

Checking the space around the door

Another mistake that is often made is the lack of attention to the details surrounding the door. Before purchasing interior doors, it is essential to carry out a space check in order to choose both the type of opening (swing, sliding, etc.) and the appropriate direction (right or left) of the interior door. Often one finds oneself with doors that open onto heaters, furniture or windows, running the risk of damaging both elements over time. Other times, context and functionality are not taken into account, like installing hinged doors that open onto corridors.

Choosing a reliable installer

Choosing an unqualified and inexperienced installer, or opting for DIY, could be a very risky option. Relying on reliable, possibly certified, installers who are fully familiar with the product guarantees the correct installation of the interior door. In addition, certified installers are able to intervene on small defects or errors, guaranteeing an optimal door opening, without having to make adjustments over time.

Carrying out a correct installation in cleanliness

Before starting the installation operation, make sure that the surrounding area is ready and that all the necessary equipment is in place. One of the reasons why we strongly suggest relying on qualified installers is the professionalism and attention they give to the operation, as they are able to check the correct adherence of the counterframe to the wall, the air gaps, the fixing of the frame to the counterframe and the correct adjustment of the hinges. Each of these elements is unfortunately underestimated, despite being a determining factor in the correct opening and closing of the door or the correct passage of light and air.

How to install an interior door correctly

We can conclude by saying that the correct assembly of an interior door requires full awareness of all the steps in the process, meticulous attention to detail and in-depth knowledge of the product. The use of appropriate equipment, correct measurements, and a general check of the space are fundamental elements to be taken into account. To complete the picture: precise installation, constant cleaning of the area, and careful adjustment of accessories are essential details to ensure optimal operation over time and a pleasant result, contributing to a comfortable and well-maintained home environment.

Tutorial: how to install an interior door

To facilitate the operation of installing an interior door, our technical sales team has produced video tutorials showing the various steps during the installation of four types of doors.

Find out how to install a traditional interior door: https://youtu.be/10L0xSaUVY4

Find out how to install a sliding door: https://youtu.be/a07XYdmSPOk

Find out how to install a door with invisible hinges: https://youtu.be/bI2ypI7MMsw

Find out how to install a door with butt hinges: https://youtu.be/r4Eq3XMugks