TruStile doors are made with authentic stile and rail construction. We wouldn’t think of routing or stamping a door. Each TruStile door is made-to-order with perfectly proportioned components, created individually to ensure that every door is architecturally correct, regardless of size.
All doors are not created equal. The figure illustrates the timeless advantage of TruStile’s authentic stile and rail construction. All door components can be customized and combined to create the style you desire, while the construction method gives each door crisp, architecturally-correct lines.
The best possible door for painted applications, TruStile paint-grade doors use only super-refined MDF, providing unrivaled smoothness and finishing.
TruStile MDF: TruStile pioneered the use of medium density fiberboard (MDF) as a preferred material for painted door applications, realizing its many advantages over alternative materials like natural wood. Since we introduced our MDF doors to the market, we’ve seen many impersonators.
MDF is an engineered wood product made from recycled and recovered wood fiber. The durable and homogenous construction of MDF resists warping, cracking and splitting and outperforms natural wood doors for painted applications.
Cross section showing TruStile MDF door construction
Every TruStile door is made to order, each built to the exact style and size you require. TruStile still builds its MDF doors using traditional stile and rail construction, a method usually reserved for wood doors. Our solid MDF doors are never routed or filled with cheap core materials like those of our competitors. Instead, each door is constructed to provide superior, architecturally correct details and an unequaled finishing surface.
Why paint an expensive wood door? MDF doors are ideal for painted applications and make an affordable alternative to wood doors. The super-refined MDF TruStile uses provides a smoother painting surface than pine, poplar or lower-grade MDF alternatives. Each MDF door has been engineered for maximum stability and durability. They won't shrink, crack, expand or warp when exposed to environmental conditions.
TruStile MDF doors have been SCS certified to contain 75% recycled content — qualifying them for LEED credits on Green building projects. Our use of low VOC primers and adhesives keeps levels of emissions far below standards. To further reduce emissions, no-added formaldehyde MDF may be specified for those who demand it.
TruStile® is innovator, not imitator. That’s why TruStile® pioneered the use of MDF (medium density fiberboard) as a preferred material for painted door applications due to its advantages over alternative materials like natural wood. Since TruStile® introduced stile and rail MDF doors to the market, we have seen many impersonators. Here’s why you should demand authentic TruStile MDF doors for your project:
MDF is comprised of recycled post-industrial wood products such as hog wood chips, wood shavings and even MDF fiber