Unfinished oak vs white: best finishes for internal bifold doors
If you’ve decided to purchase an interior bifold door, it’s important to be aware of all of the options available to you. This includes the finish that you choose whether it’s to match your existing décor or you’re redecorating and have a style and colour scheme in mind. We’ll take a look at the features and benefits of unfinished oak and finished white oak bifold doors to help you find the best interior door for your home.
In this guide
Unfinished oak is the main finish provided for internal bifold doors at Vufold – this section will explain the benefits.
Read this section to find out more about how finished and unfinished oak differ and the benefits of each.
Find out more about Vufold’s best unfinished oak bifold doors.
Learn more about why many customers opt for white bifold doors.
Find out more about Vufold’s best white internal bifold doors.
This section will provide a summary of both options to help you make an informed decision.
What are the benefits of unfinished oak?
Unfinished oak bifold doors have a wide range of benefits including:
Range of choices
Unfinished oak is the perfect option if you want your bifold doors to match your home décor. With unfinished doors, you can paint the frames any colour you like, which is ideal for getting a perfect match between the room and your door frame.
Alternatively, you might prefer to retain the natural beauty of the wood and unfinished oak means you can do just that.
Vufold’s range of unfinished internal bifold doors can be stained or varnished to suit your décor. It is not recommended that you use wax or oil to finish the doors as this can cause issues with the wood and will invalidate the warranty on your doors.
As well as giving you maximum choice in terms of the colour of your doors, an unfinished oak bifold provides a lower cost option than a pre-finished door.
Unfinished oak means maximum flexibility. You have the freedom to create a unique look, whether that means matching your existing paint colour, braving a bold contrast or using varnish to bring out the beauty of the wood.
You will need to set aside space and time to complete the finish. The customisable quality of unfinished oak, along with the lower costs means it is one of the most popular options among homeowners at the moment.
What are the differences between finished and unfinished oak bifold doors?
Unfinished doors are delivered to you as bare wood that needs to be treated, or finished, before the doors can be installed. On the other hand, finished oak bifold doors are delivered to your home along with the door hardware, ready to be installed straight away.
A fully finished oak folding door offers a more convenient option if you’d prefer not to finish the doors yourself. At Vufold, we supply a range of finished internal bifold doors which are available in white. This door style is extremely popular among our customers.
Read our guide to find out more about the differences between finished and unfinished oak bifold doors.
Best oak internal bifold: Vufold Edge range
If unfinished oak sounds like it might be the folding door you are looking for; we might have the perfect range for you – here’s a quick guide to Vufold’s Edge range of internal bifold doors.
Price: from £1,1099
- Four light ‘crittal’ design for a contemporary feel
- Range of standard sizes
- Made to measure available upon request
- Made with toughened safety glass
- Choice of opening configuration
- Some designs can be fitted without a bottom track
- 40mm thick doors with real oak veneer
- 15-year guarantee
Price: from £1,109
Why is white a popular option for internal bifold doors?
White has always been a popular choice for interiors, whether you’re looking to create something ultra-modern, or need a door that blends into the background, a white bifold door will always be a stylish choice. It’s great for providing a clean, crisp finish and brilliant for making the most of the available light.
Benefits of white bifold doors
White bifold doors have a huge range of benefits, which is what makes them a popular choice for many homeowners.
Versatile and adaptable
White works with any style and any décor, whether you want a contrast or a sleek sweep of white throughout, white will almost always work. In addition, if you decide to change your interior décor in the future or you like to change styles and colours frequently, or you want to make sure your home will be easy to sell in the future, white is a great option.
Let there be light
White is well known for helping light to bounce around a room, so if you are putting your folding doors in a darker corner or using them for a gloomy closet, white will help maximise your light. Many homeowners choose white to match their existing doors, whether they’re using their bifold doors as entry doors or a room divider, the colour is unobtrusive and blends in well.
Ready to hang
Vufold’s range of white bifold doors is completely finished and is delivered to your home, completely ready to install so provides a hassle-free way to install bifold doors.
Best white internal bifold door: Vufold Finesse range
If you’d prefer to opt for a fully finished, white bifold door, here’s a quick guide to Vufold’s Finesse range of internal bifold doors.
Price: from £1,029
- Engineered for slimmest sightlines to maximise light
- 40mm thick timber frame
- Fitted with toughened safety glass
- Range of standard sizes available
- Bespoke sizes available upon request
- 15-year guarantee
Price: from £1,029
Unfinished oak vs white: which one should you choose?
If you’re looking for a completely customisable door, with maximum flexibility in the finish, and you don’t mind doing some of the work yourself, unfinished oak is ideal.
Unfinished oak is also a good choice if you’re on a limited budget since this often works out a little cheaper than a fully finished option.
If you’re looking for something timeless that will arrive ready to hang, and your budget is flexible, then a white bifold door will be the perfect solution for your home.
To find out more about the options available or for further advice, please contact our team of experts today.