What distinguishes and characterises a Bertolotto lacquered door are the textured continuity, the styling appeal and the sturdy materials. Available in a host of different colours and finishes, for a production that combines craftsmanship skill in woodworking with cutting-edge design.
Aside from the available colours, a lacquered wood door can come in two different finishes: glossy or matt. The former is bright and almost mirror-like, ideal for small or dimly-lit rooms; the latter is textured and velvety. The choice depends on your particular interior design.
Our lacquered doors meet the strictest quality standards, and have in fact been certified by CATAS (a certifying body that conducts analyses and tests on wood and furniture products) and they have successfully passed selective tests for resistance to abrasion and to the action of detergents.
These high-quality products are then hand painted with several coats of lacquer (as many as 8 in certain special collections) to achieve hard-wearing, block-coloured and uniform surfaces.
There are 3 production technologies:
solid wood structure: an unrivalled classic. The leaf is made of blockboard or solid wood and proves sturdy, solid and eternal. It appeals to those in search of a classic and elegant style and appreciates the authenticity of genuine wood;
in blockboard: the stability of these panels is generated by the specific internal structure, comprising wooden strips bonded together at a right angle. The leaf does not warp and proves extremely stable;
hollow-core wood: the leaf is particularly light and strong, thanks to the sandwich structure with a lighter interior: two MDF panels cover a honeycomb core. This means the wooden door is not only light but also affordable.
People often get the two mixed up. This is because these days laminate has reached such high levels of perfection that they mimic lacquered finish in an extremely realistic way.
Let’s take a look at the characteristics and differences:
lacquered door: both the structure and the finish are made of wood. The exterior is painted with multiple coats of lacquer, in order to achieve a uniform and block-coloured, coloured and smooth surface, either glossy or matt. There is also a distinction between open pore lacquers, which reveal the natural and elegant wood grain patterns, and totally covering lacquers. The multiple coats of paint, applied by hand, keep the colour tone stable and ensure high resistance to abrasion and scratches. Simple to care for, but with gentle detergents. The purchase cost is medium-high but affordable; a lot depends on the type of internal frame, on the chosen colour and on the details selected;
laminate door: the core made from wood derivatives is covered with a synthetic material, a hard-wearing sheet of paper impregnated with resins, which can take on any styling appearance. The quality of the product depends on the origin of the raw materials, on the type of structure and on the strength and styling of the laminate sheet. Immune to knocks and scratches, easy to clean, laminate has a truly cost-effective purchase cost.
The choice depends on the type of setting, on your budget and on the style you want to create.