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Interior Doors Vancouver and Canada

A new presence of Interior Doors in Vancouver and throughout British Columbia, Canada.

German and Spanish Engineered Doors give the customer more options and designs to choose from then ever before. Magnetic latches and mortise locks are now available through Modern Interior Door in Vancouver, and the Lower Mainland of BC. Another first for Vancouver is the availability of foam installation on Interior Doors. This is a staple of European Interior Doors and gives you a cleaner, faster installation.
Modern Interior Door brings new ideas and quality craftsmanship to the table. When it comes to interior doors we look for customers with a special taste and for those with an adventurous spirit.

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Interior Doors in Vancouver

Magnetic Latch Door

European Door Supplier Offers German Technology-backed Interior Doors to North American Market

BC, Canada-7 September 2014. Modern Interior Door or simply MID edges competition by becoming the exclusive distributor of LEBO Doors & Frames [from Germany] and Puertas San Rafael [from Spain]. Interior door products coming directly from Europe. They deliver throughout entire Canada and the rest of North America. European doors are fairly new to the market and MID's partnership with known European door manufacturers is a first in the region. These doors are backed by German technology and numerous advantages such as the European type of foam installation.

European Custom Doors and Technology

MID is proud to introduce German and Spanish interior doors to the North American market, which is in need of more exposure to high-end products with better features than most doors sold in local markets today.

“These custom engineered doors are imported from Europe with craftsmanship and materials that can add that European flair to your home. Its features are overwhelming. These doors are highly customizable so you can choose whether to have your door made out of glass or wood, with optional stainless steel trims and of course backed by the precision of world-renowned German technology,” as spoken by Jony Hubert, President of Modern Interior Doors, while explaining the main product benefits.

Other features the company's proud about their doors is the European style installation. Most local homeowners here in Canada and the US are accustomed to using screws and nails to properly install a door, but not with a LEBO door.

These modern-designed interior doors can be easily installed without nail holes via low-expansion foam technology. It is fast and produces the cleanest look possible [ideal to increase resale value of the home].

All doors have a perimeter gasket system, multiple hinge options, rebated door panels, thermo-door technology, lowerable floor seal capability and aluminum inlays in a wide variety.

“The North American market has also been used to buying doors, contacting someone to install it and buying other extra accessories such as hardware. With MID, all these will be taken care of for the customer.  Less hassle for you plus doors come trimmed and finished [stain or paint] and these features are always included in all door purchases,” adds Hubert when talking about extended advantages of their doors and combined services.

All hardware selections [e.g. handles] are also European-made to complement the door manufacturers.

San Rafael doors on the other hand offer another modern but simplistic design innovation with hidden or concealed hinges options on all designs. It also features doors with bullet proof materials and magnetic door strikes.

For interested homeowners, renovation companies, architects, builders or designers, Modern Interior Door's Richmond showroom is open daily [by appointment] for visitors who want to have a look and feel first hand.

Modern Interior Door delivers North American wide through experienced international carriers such as Kühne & Nagel. They offer local site measures, installation, and on-site quotations.

About Modern Interior Door

As a European door supplier, Spanish elegance and German engineering sets MID apart from their North American competitors offering interior doors and installation. They aim at becoming the door supplier that does not have to say NO to whatever wood or glass door design the client wants for their home.

Jony Hubert
Richmond, BC

What is a door? How is it made? What is it made of? What are its uses? We want to touch a little bit on all the points above in this article.

A door is used to connect to areas which may be two rooms or the exterior and interior of a house. It provides the pathway to travel between these two areas. A door, in its most basic form, is made up of some sort of panel of a certain material that can be swung or slid open. This panel may be hinged on a door frame or just the supporting wall.

This article will deal with the more common doors in use today.

1)      Door Components

a)      The Panel (Leaf)

The door panel or leaf is the part of the door that moves. It usually is as big as the opening and sometimes can be seen split into two parts (as sometimes seen in barns with a horse looking out). The panel might swing left or right or slide sideways (or even upwards). It can be made up of many different materials such as wood, steel, iron, aluminum, PVC, glass, etc.

b)      The Frame

The frame surrounds the panel and holds it in place. It is comprised of 2 jambs (sides), a header (top) and a sill (bottom). On interior doors there is no sill needed. Door frames are usually not pronounced and can blend with the wall they are mounted into. Materials used for frames are as numerous as for panels.

c)       The Trim (Liner)

The trim is the decorative part of a door that is used to visually join the frame and wall interface together. They are mostly applied to the wall with a slight overlap onto the frame making it appear that the frame is wider than it really is. Again, trim materials can vary but usually are made of wood.

d)      The Hinge or Rolling/Sliding Track

A swinging door requires hinges at the panel-frame interface. A sliding door requires some sort of top or bottom (or both) track that the panel slides along to either the left or right. Swinging Door hinges are usually made out of metal for strength reasons (just like sliding tracks) and at least 2 are required for a one-panel door.

e)      The Handle and Lock

Doors no not necessarily need a handle or lock but we do at least see a handle on most. It is just easier to have a good grip when moving the panel. Handles are usually made out of metal or possibly wood. Door locks can come in a variety of forms such as thumb turn, latch-type, hook or keyed locks. Most locks are made of metal for strength and durability.

2. Door Uses

Doors are most likely one of the oldest inventions in the world. Closing off a gateway must always have its uses. Without touching on mobile doors (such as cars) the two main uses today are “Exterior” and “Interior” Doors.

a)      Exterior Doors

This type of door provides the entry and exit to a house. It has a sill and weather strips to be able to seal the elements out more effectively. It is also the main attraction on the front of the house as the main point of entry. Exterior doors provide a better insulating value than interior doors and aim at minimizing heat transfers from exterior to interior on cold days.

Exterior doors can be made up of more than one panel as seen in Double Doors or Folding/Accordion Doors in order to produce a greater opening. In general, exterior doors are bigger and heavier than their interior counterparts. The use of glass in exterior doors is very common.

b)      Interior Doors

This type of door is the passage way between rooms. It is commonly smaller and lighter than the exterior door but purpose and materials are similar. They have no sill, since airflow beneath the door is usually welcomed inside a home.

3. Door Styles

Doors can be either traditional or modern and very seldom a mix of the two. Modernity dictates the absence of ornate wood carvings, for example. It tends to simplicity and straightness.

Traditional doors try to mimic the more detailed craftsmanship of days gone by.

Doors can be made with a single panel or many panels to provide a varying degree of open space and light.

Interior doors do not always have to be between rooms but can divide a bed room from a closet space. This is usually done via sliding doors to save space.

We see larger doors in barns and garages and in these instances the doors slide or move upwards parallel to inside ceiling. Design is sacrificed for functionality in most barn and garage scenarios.

It has to be said that doors are so common that not much thought is spend on them unless you are in the process of buying them perhaps. But every now and then you see one that impresses you. So the oldest inventions are still the most useful after all.

Modern Interior Door examples can be seen here.

We want you to be aware of our local competition. That is why we have compiled a list of local door companies:

BC Door

House of Doors

Door Express


Pacific View Windows & Doors supplies a wide variety of Wood, Vinyl and Aluminum Windows, Front Entry Doors, Patio Doors, Interior Doors, Patio Covers and Composite Decking material.

They are located in Sidney, BC and serve all of Greater Victoria.

Give them a call at 778-351-0202 to visit their showroom and see what they have to offer.


Did you know Thomas Edison’s home in Fort Myers, Florida, had its kitchen in a separate building because he couldn’t stand the smell of cooking food?  Most modern homes have two dining areas, two living areas, two-car garages, but have not yet fully accepted two cooking areas. A kitchen-removed, or ‘spice kitchen’, for generations has been a standard in Asian culture.  Their thinking on this feature is simple:  To prevent cooking odours from permeating their home.


Pungent food-produced steam from garlic, chilis, and cooking oils, are a migratory and perennial problem in modern homes, becoming embedded in fabric and all manner of porous material – notwithstanding one’s highly sensitive odour molecules (sense of smell).  Porous surfaces of kitchen cabinets, too, require occasional washing with soapy water to be rid of nauseating odours.

Hood fans with Class 5 tornado sucking-power aren’t available.  Open windows play havoc with air conditioning and uniform temperatures.  Vinegar does the job and then you have to do a job on vinegar.  Air fresheners are temporary while introducing their own peculiar odour.  Gas masks are an over-the-top reaction!

Even Asian cultures, with doors to their sealed-off-from-the-rest-of-the-home “Spice Kitchen”, do not wholly prevent odours from sneaking through the cracks and gap under doors, into the rest of the house.

“I don’t need a spice kitchen,” wrote one contributor in a column, “I just call in the kitchen demo unit and have them clean up my mess!”

It remains: How to keep the nose-pinching odours in the Spice Kitchen?


Lebo Interior Doors & Frames has a Simple! and Profound! two-fold solution to the problem of kitchen smell containment:

1)  Lowerable Floor Closure Seal

2)   A three side rabbetted door panel that closes against a gasket seal.

Ingenious!  Don’t you think?


Lebo’s lowerable floor seal and three-side-rabbetted door panel ensure odours from all sources, light and sound, do not migrate out of areas in which they are meant to be contained and into areas in which they are not welcome.

This means control of your home’s environment, more comfort for its inhabitants. 


Don’t believe me!

Come and see!

Tell me what you think!

You’ll decide one of two things:  1)  I’m in need of truth serum or; 2)  You need the benefits of this innovative and life improving Interior Door!

If Thomas Edison was alive today, he would wish he had invented these features; and, he’d greet you at our showroom door!

Maybe …


Lebo Interior Doors & Frames

Simple!  Profound!

Showroom:  14480 Knox Way, Unit 130, Richmond, BC V6V 2Z5

by:   John J Friesen

Did you know:

  • Several hundred compounds affect taste, colour, and mouth-feel of wine.
  • The Beach Boys 1976 song – ‘Good Vibrations’, is not good for wine.  It wants to lay still.
  • You’re not a wine expert until you’ve read: Phytochemistry, Volume 64, Issue 7, December 2003, Pages 1179-1186
“I don’t care,” you say, “just pass me the bottle.”


But, so what?


Historically the storage of wine was handled by wine merchants.  Since the mid-20th century, however, consumers are increasingly storing their own wine in home-based wine cellars.

Problem:  Wine stored in too warm a room, say 18 C and more, is prone to ‘cook’, losing flavour and balance.  For example, a Beaujolais’ ideal storing temperature is about 12 C.   How to ensure the best temperature for your wine?

Problem:  If cork is not kept moist, air is prone to seep into the bottle, affecting the taste.  While not scientific, it is generally accepted the optimum relative humidity at which wine should be stored is 75%.  Russian wine writer, Alexis Lachine, went so far as to recommend spreading 1.5 cm of gravel on the cellar’s floor and periodically sprinkle it with water.  If your cousin Vinnie is in the lawn irrigation business …

Problem:  Strong sunlight and incandescent lighting are taboo, as they adversely react with wine’s phenolic compounds, creating a wine fault.  For that reason, wine is stored in light green and blue coloured bottles, acting as sunglasses, if you will.

The overarching problem is:  How to ensure your wine cellar’s doorway keeps temperature, humidity, and light at generally accepted optimum conditions, to prevent tainting of your prized wine collection?


The solution is Simple!  Profound! 

Lebo’s rabbetted door panel closes against a gasket mounted to its frame on two vertical and top sides.  This virtually guarantees no light, air, and dust or humidity flows out of or into your wine cellar.

What about the ½”(1.25 cm) space under the door?

Lebo doors offer an optional lowerable floor closure seal!  Activated on the hinge side and bottom of the door leaf, the seal drops 5/8” (16 mm), against a … to give additional help to maintaining the desired temperature, humidity and light, an atmosphere to preserve a grand wine for its time.


What this means to you is the bottle of wine that cost you your inheritance is secure in your wine cellar, secured by Lebo’s ingenuity.  (You didn’t expect me to say anything less, did you?)


Don’t believe me!

Come and see!

Tell me what you think!

You’ll decide one of two things:  1)  I’m in need of truth serum, or 2)  You need the benefits of this innovative and life improving Interior Door!

The truth is, Phytochemistry won’t matter, the Beach Boys will sound better than ever, and the several hundred compounds will be in full retreat as you cry …

“I don’t care, pass me the bottle!”

Lebo Frames & Doors

Simple!  Profound!

by:  John J Friesen

Sliding Closet Doors
We now offer Sliding Doors to complement our Swinging Door Series from Germany.  We can offer a wide variety of Room Dividers, Closet Doors and Barn Doors.  The possible materials include Wood, Glass and Rattan.


Traditional Doors
You are building a house. Why?

To live in it or to sell it? Or maybe a bit of both?

Vancouver, British Columbia and its surrounding areas have developed a very unique concept of residential house construction which has intensified over the past 15 years.  What concept am I referring to?

You can build a house to live in it and with that motive you, as the homeowner, will select your “ingredients” with care.  You will take greater care to select what you like as opposed to filling the space with the first best thing.

You can build a house to sell it and with that motive you, the builder, will select your “ingredients” very differently in most cases.  You will steer towards building the house with what you deem valuable to the future owner in the neighborhood of the home.  Your choices will have nothing to do with your tastes but rather with the assumed tastes of the population of the area.

With increasing real estate values in Vancouver and surrounding areas, building to sell seems to dominate now.  Is that a good thing?  If yes, for whom?

I dare to say, that building to sell is not ideal for the future resident.  Not because a house like that inherently lacks quality, no, but because some things, like homes, should not be bought “off the shelf”.

I am sure it I will have opposition here but I will hold my ground and say:

To fully enjoy anything, you must be part in the creation of it.  Why? Because creation is difficult – and difficulty, once overcome, leads to fulfillment.

But enough on the theory. 
Doors are one part of homes in Vancouver and everywhere around the globe.  They are just as important
as everything else – not more and not less, if the home is to have a unified appearance.  Interior doors can be modern or traditional (which is still the norm in Vancouver for example) and the theme is usually carried throughout the whole house.  Seldom would you mix the two styles but everything is possible, nonetheless.

Interior doors can come in the shape of wood or glass or a mix of the two.  They can come in many finishes and styles.  Doors can be a great asset if they address noise, light and air issues effectively in your home.  A bedroom door, for example, should block noise.  A wine cellar door should have a thermally efficient make-up to keep the room cooler than the surrounding house.

The Vancouver market lacks modern door options at the moment but if you spend a little time looking you will be rewarded.

Jony Hubert