As an architect or contractor, at times you may find it challenging to determine the best material for your projects. This can happen when you don’t understand the specific features that distinguish each product and the material used in its manufacturing.

As manufacturers, we understand your predicament. Hence, this blog is for all the confused developers looking to figure out what the difference between a flush door and a wooden door is.

What Is a Flush Door? 

Flush doors have simple door designs that have perfectly smooth surfaces on both sides. They are manufactured by sandwiching plywood or blockboard over a light hardwood/cardboard frame. Laminates or veneers might be used to finish them. These doors have excellent dust, heat, and noise resistance. There are 3 main types of flush doors and each of these three types have unique in its own way. 

What Is a Wooden Door? 

These doors are completely made out of solid wood. Vertical lengths of wood called stiles and horizontal lengths of wood called rails make up the structure. The door panels are created at the perpendicular junctions of the stiles and rails, and the number of stiles and rails in the door’s design determines how many panels can be made. Panelled doors, battened doors, and other types of wooden doors are commercially available.

Key Differences Between Wooden Doors and Flush Doors 

There are many differences between wooden doors and flush doors, therefore it’s crucial to understand them before utilizing them in your projects.

Wooden Doors

Flush Doors


They offer a higher visual appeal and are excellent for revitalizing your home’s interior decor.

They are more modern and straightforward in appearance and are perfect if you’re going for a minimalistic appeal.


They are most often used to retain traditional heritage integrity or to match pre-existing doors. 

They are used in new and modern buildings which follow a simplistic and elegant aesthetic. 


Cleaning and maintaining wooden doors takes time and effort due to the numerous designs and grooves in which dust collects.

Easy to clean because they don’t have any designs or grooves where dust could collect. So all you have to do to clean the door is wipe it down with a clean dry towel.


Ingredients like oil, paint, wax polishing and spirit polishing are used for finishing 

These doors are either veneer finish or laminate finish. 


Wooden doors cost anywhere between ₹9,000 to ₹22,000 per piece depending on the size and designs.
* These prices are based on current market pricing and are subject to change. Contact us for more information, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Flush doors cost less compared to wooden doors. Each piece could cost anywhere between ₹5,000 to ₹12,00 depending on the size and design.
* These prices are based on current market pricing and are subject to change. Contact us for more information, and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.

Each of these doors is unique and advantageous in its own way. Some architects find flush doors perfect for their project and some might go for wooden panels. At the end of the day, it comes down to the project requirements and what suits best for its completion. 
If you’ve made up your mind, visit our website to choose the perfect door for you, as we are the best wooden and flush door manufacturers in town. From particle board flush doors to moulded skin doors, we’ve got them all!

Dr Prashanth MA
Director at AK Group/Apple Plywood | + posts

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