Door Lippings

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Edges play an integral role in the aesthetic, appeal, and performance of a door leaf. Door lipping reinstates a door's edges, as a means of preserving its aesthetics and structural integrity. Typically fitted to all four edges of the door, hardwood lipping provides a sleek and uniform finish to any entranceway. 

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Door lippings are an important part of door construction. These strips of material are fixed to the edge of a door frame, with the purpose of covering any gaps between the door and its frame. 

Door lippings are typically made from hardwood, plastic or metal and come in a variety of sizes and shapes to accommodate a host of different door frames. They are also suitable for painting and staining, should you require a more decorative finish. 

You have the option to choose between exposed, concealed or edge-banded lippings depending on your desired aesthetic.

Why Is Utilising Door Lippings Important? 

Door edges in high-traffic areas must be protected from regular wear and tear since any accidental impacts or deliberate damage can weaken them over time. 

If the door edge isn't safeguarded properly, not only will its aesthetics take a hit but it could also become potentially dangerous for users too. That's why taking proactive steps to protect these vulnerable edges is so essential.

Door Lippings Key Features/Specifications 

  • Borders the bottom and both sides of a door
  • Their design effectively conceals and safeguards the particleboard base inside
  • Maintains aesthetics and integrity 
  • Typically supplied ready for a painted or stained finish

Hardwood Fire Check Lipping

Hardwood fire check lippings have been crafted specifically for fire-rated doors, ensuring that their fire performance remains unhampered.

The premium quality material is manufactured to assist fire-rated products in keeping flames and smoke at bay whilst help or a safe exit is sought. 

Door Lipping Installation Considerations

Properly fitted lippings should create a tight seal between the frame and the door, with no gaps or cracks in between. With the right tools and the correct measurements, you can easily install door lippings yourself. 

However, if you’re not confident in tackling this project on your own, then it’s best to call in a professional for assistance. They will be able to measure the door frame and cut the lippings accurately, as well as securely attach them. 

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