8 foot tall doors are popular for serving as convenient walk-in closet doors, front entry doors and even interior doors. People love them and the majority of them are pulled by the mere presence such kind of doors present in a house. In a recent survey on American homes’ doors, 8 foot interior doors form over 90% of all doors in an average American home. A good indicator of how popular these doors are.
8 foot doors are preferred in most places for pretty number of reasons. First, despite their stunning presence, 8 foot tall doors create spacious access and exit points in a room. Though they are big enough for getting in and out they do not take up too much space to distract the wall’s flow in a room as well. They also give a suitable allowance between its top end and the ceiling.
In 10 foot tall ceilings, for instance, 8 foot tall doors auger perfectly with them because both will relate in a scale of about 1 : 0.05. On the other hand, stands their closest rival, the 9 foot door. But even though 9 foot doors can serve the same purposes, they are quite rare. An extra 1 foot adds more weight to the door which therefore shall not be suitable for use in homes or even commercial buildings.
Most commercial buildings are structured such that 8 foot tall doors can be used. Even the automatic doors in high-rise building’s elevators are 8 foot tall. While most people (including the tallest of them) find that 8 foot doors are convenient, some buildings actually make use of bigger doors. Perhaps it may be because there are more frequent movements in and out of the building.
Depending on the material and the custom make, 8 foot doors go for a price range of between $90 – $250. If you include installation services of around $100 – $200, then you’ll need close to $400 for a fully functioning door.