Interior door options: MDF off-gasing vs. sound dampening
I am slowly building a house in the coastal mountains of Oregon and have finally gotten to the point of needing to install interior doors. Thus far there is no MDF or other materials inside the house that are known for large amounts of off-gasing. Also, I have gone to extra lengths to make sure that the rooms don’t have a lot of sound transfer from one to the other. But now it seems I must make a choice between the two.
It seems that all wood interior doors don’t do much to dampen sound and that the only doors that do dampen sound are made of MDF and particle board. It also appears that even the wood paint grade doors (that are probably closer to our budget also have some kind of pressboard paneling incased in the real wood.
Does anyone have any door recommendations that deal with these issues? Our budget is pretty tight and I’m considering buying Jeldwen doors, is there a better option on a budget? Thanks for your help in advance.
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