Wood You Prefer to Have Traditional Doors or Steel the Spotlight with Steel Doors?

Behind every door is a piece of history. It’s the gateway to a million memories; the gateway to happy, fleeting moments spent with loved ones. From the moment you walk through the door, you know you’re where you belong—home.

And while we dance to the tune of The Doors when making breakfast early in the morning, we barely think about the ones in our homes.

Wood vs. Steel: A Comparison

Come rain or snow, your home’s doors should be able to withstand harsh weather conditions. And all of this depends on the type of door you choose to go with.

There are plenty of options available—wood, cement, glass, steel, etc.

But the most popular are wood and steel doors. Depending on your preference, both come with their own charm and benefits. Here’s what sets them apart and makes them both popular choices:

Care and Maintenance

When it comes to care and maintenance, there’s a significant difference between wooden and steel doors.  Steel doors come with a vinyl coating or baked polyester application.

This means that after installation, you don’t have to worry about having to apply a protective coating every 2 years. With wooden doors, you need to polish them again after a year or two. This helps protect the colors and prevents termites from infesting the interior.

Furthermore, it prevents mold from eating away at the door.



While beauty is in the eye of the beholder, that doesn’t mean steel doors aren’t beautiful. In fact, stainless steel adds a distinctive allure to the interior of kitchens. Most Americans prefer wooden doors because of their aesthetics, but steels doors are just as sophisticated and versatile.

You can go for a wood-grain pattern that mimics the design of a wooden door. If you plan to go with wooden doors, there are varieties of options to choose from: pine, oak, maple, walnut, cherry, etc.

Durability and Security

Call us biased, but it’s evident that when it comes to security, steel doors are your best bet. But that doesn’t mean wooden doors should be overlooked. They add their own charm and depending on the material, they can help secure your home as well.

Oak and teak are known for being durable and heavy. They’re also resistant to water so you don’t have to worry about your door chipping.

Stainless steel is difficult to break down and can help deter crime.

Whether it’s wood or steel, whatever you choose, remember that functionality should be your top priority. While aesthetics are essential, the door to your home should help make your home a safer and more comfortable place.

Your kitchen and home aren’t complete without a door. It’s the same as walking barefoot on the streets. Or eating your meals without salt.

At Ikonni, we can guide you through the process of choosing the right custom door for your home. Feel free to give us a call at 212-206-7400 to learn more about services.