Wishing to establish new interior doors, we try to find a balance of price, quality and external attractiveness. Some prefer doors exclusively from solid wood, reasonably believing that such a door will serve more than one generation of owners. For another category of customers, non-standard style presentation is more important and the desire to impress guests is predominant.
Among the collections of a factory such as Volkhovets, customers can find a successful combination of quality and beauty of door structures with a very affordable price tag.
Visiting various salons and deciding on the doors of which manufacturer it is worth choosing, the buyer undoubtedly realizes that established and regulated production is more credible. In other words, the fact that the Volkhovets factory has existed on the door market for more than twenty years is its undoubted advantage.
During this time, employees have gained significant experience in the production and maintenance of door structures. Monitoring the market and customer requests allowed us to create the most popular models in various price categories without sacrificing fundamentally quality. This is achieved through the use of raw materials obtained using innovative technologies and meeting the highest requirements of durability and practicality.
This is the so-called veneered beam, recently appeared on the domestic market and used only by the most advanced manufacturers of furniture designs.
Thanks to this material, the doors of the middle price segment of the Volkhovets factory are as practical as the premium models made of solid wood.
All varnishes, paints and coatings made of plastic or film used in the manufacture of doors meet the requirements of GOST; moreover, they have international certificates of conformity valid in the EU. This applies to all products made with their use. Recently appeared on sale fire doors of the Volkhovets brand also passed all the necessary tests and received a certificate of compliance with the Russian Federation.
Collaboration with professional designers, participation in various training projects and attracting young specialists to create collections allows you to produce models in various style decisions. To date, 18 collections have been created, from which you can choose the door of any price segment.
The Volkhovets brand provides warranties for products of its own production, which are valid for a three-year period from the date of purchase of the goods and are valid if there is a cash receipt. Doors recognized as marriage are exchanged by the factory for new ones at no extra charge. The warranty covers the entire scope of delivery.
Such a defect, so small differences in the color and pattern of veneer or wood is not a warranty case. Also, the guarantee does not apply to circumstances recognized as force majeure. Warranties and violations resulting from improper installation, i.e. violations during the installation of doors, are not subject.
More details about the warranty conditions can be found on the manufacturer's website or when buying in the salon.
Before buying, it is worth initially spending a little more time analyzing and choosing a door, no matter the entrance or interior doors, in order to ultimately get a high-quality, durable and reliable design for many years to come.
The Volkhovets firm offers its customers not only to consider catalogs, but also to study exhibition samples presented in salons.
Among the door systems of this manufacturer are present:
- Classic doors hung on the box with hinges, such canvases can be opened both to the right and to the left side, they can also be used as double-leaf;
- Hidden door-cases, when opened, leaving into the built-in box;
- Sliding structures moving horizontally;
- Sliding partition doors;
- Doors, the canvas of which consists of two narrow halves and folds when opened in the form of a book;
- Door transoms that can complement swing doors;
- Rectangular arches.
It is worth noting the fact that all door systems from the Volkhovets factory are delivered in the form of a kit, which includes :
- Classic door frame;
- Hardware: usually these are the so-called card loops and, in most cases, the magnetic lock mechanism;
- A set of prepared platbands, which can be either simply smooth, or coplanar or curly.
If desired, the buyer can add a minimum set of cornices, change the casing or box.
Since there are generally accepted standards for door leaf sizes fixed by GOST, the Volkhovets factory produces doors of standard width and height:
- The height of the door leaf should be 2000 mm, 2100 mm.
- Width 600 mm, 700 mm, 800 mm, 900 mm.
It is in these sizes that the doors of this brand are supplied in the basic configuration. However, when choosing a model in the cabin, you can order a custom height, for example, 2300 mm. This moment also applies to the width and thickness of the door leaf, which can be made according to the individual order of the buyer, in full accordance with his wishes.
Moreover, in some collections related to modern design trends, for example, in Planum, door systems of non-standard height are initially present, which can reach 3000 mm.
Since the collections of this brand have doors of different price segments, they naturally differ in the materials from which they are made.
If we are talking about luxury doors, then in such designs are used:
- Solid oak, which may be in the form of a board or timber;
- Solid beech;
- Faceted frosted glass;
- Satin glass engraved or patterned;
- Crystalize glass of various modifications;
- Enamels and varnishes Akzo Nobel (Sweden).
All accessories used for the production of premium doors are steel and have gold, silver, bronze or chrome plating.
The doors of the middle price segment are veneered; they are made of the following components:
- Glued coniferous timber (larch, pine, spruce), also called LVL –– timber;
- Aggregate material, which is a corrugated cardboard;
- Glass: frosted or mirror;
- Coatings, which are used as natural veneers of oak, ash, walnut, cherry, as well as laminate, eco-veneer and Ciplex.
The door frame, curtain rod, platbands and extras are usually made of the same material as the door leaf. All components are sure to harmonize in shade and color scheme.
To name the shades of wood, Volkhovets offers very beautiful and catchy terms. The colors of oak and beech are obtained as a result of complex technological processes that are produced on Italian and German equipment. These are treatment methods called brushing and patination.
During brushing, soft layers are removed from the surface of the oak, while it acquires the appearance and color of an aged tree. Patination also gives the color of the tree the effect of a certain antiquity, especially noticeable in the form of a light coating on the veins.
Oak colors offered by the Volkhovets brand:
- Brushed cognac oak;
- Brushed honey oak;
- Royal oak;
- Marble Oak;
- Rustic white oak;
- Ivory Oak and many others.
The beech, called the tree of kings in Europe, received silver and gilding as a decoration:
- White beech with gilding;
- Beech pearls with silver;
- Beech pearls with gold;
- Milk white beech with gold;
- Black beech with silver;
- Beech ivory with gilding and other wonderful tones.
All variants of beech products are decorated with patination.
The doors of the middle price segment are also striking in their color variety of supply, while shades of natural veneer are interspersed with shiny surfaces coated with various enamels.
Veneered coating can have the following shades:
- Enamels: color "ivory", "white silk", "snow-white opaque", "opaque anthracite", "opaque chocolate", "opaque black";
- Veneer colors: smoky walnut, modena walnut, chocolate ash ash, honey ash ash, ginger ash ash, mokachino ash ash, ash gray ash, ash lathe ash, ash oak, oak tobacco "," wenge "and many others.
Focusing on the wishes of customers, Volkhovets brand designers have developed to date 18 collections of door systems, which are among the most popular style trends in modern interior design.
Among the luxury models from the following collections are the most popular:
- Toscana Plano , designed for 8 shades of beech, which belongs to the classic direction of design. Satin-glass with facet finish accentuates the strict geometry of the door inserts and corrugated pilasters with square rosettes and rosters. At the request of the buyer, a gold or silver border can be added.
- Toscana Rombo , which also belongs to the classic line of design, was created specifically for various shades of beech. These are colors from snow-white to dark with a patina. Platbands with corrugated pilasters, rosters and square rosettes are called to emphasize the belonging of the collection to the classic direction.
- Perfecto , these are doors made in the Greek style. An ornament applied to frosted glass, a set of cornice elements, a portal - all emphasize the antique direction of design.
- Royal , doors that embody the luxury of classic dark brown woods decorated with patina and gilding. Crystaliz and monogram glass inserts add charm and elegance to the classic presentation.
Among veneered doors, classic models from the Decanto and Galant collections are popular.
Thanks to the non-standard delivery, the doors from the collections of Planum, Linea, Quadro, Avant and Deco , which fit perfectly into the interiors in a modern style, are successful. They are finished with smooth and structural enamels, inserts from transverse veneers, coplanar box FlatSystem and hidden loops.
In the collections of Planum and Wall Door, models for painting are very popular, which, when ready-made, completely merge with the surface of the wall.
Since Volkhovets doors are very popular, there are analogues of these products on the market that are very similar in appearance, have almost the same cost, but are significantly inferior to the original in quality.
Some replica manufacturers honestly report that they offer an analogue of a well-known brand. For example, the Garant factory does this, indicating on its website that it is releasing an analogue of famous doors. Reporting that it copies the famous Volkhovets collections, this manufacturer indicates that it has more flexible prices. At the same time, it is silent about the quality of products and the availability of warranty obligations.
However, far from all counterfeiters are so frank. Very often, when purchasing analogues of the Volkhovetsky doors, the buyer is not informed of this, and when they receive low-quality goods, people make claims to the famous brand.
How to choose?
In order not to be mistaken when choosing an original product from the Volkhovets company, you need to purchase them exclusively in company stores, which are quite numerous and whose addresses can be found on the manufacturer’s website.
In most stores, you can see an exhibition sample of the product to make sure its quality. Real doors “Volkhovets” have no defects on the canvas, the color is even, the direction of the wood fibers coincides with the tinting. All details are carefully processed, including the lower edge, which allows you to be sure that the door will not sag during operation.
Since all the glasses are made directly at the brand’s factory, they are not vague and are distinguished by a careful study of the smallest nuances of the ornament. If you purchase a door leaf from the Decanto collection, you need to make sure that there is a signature engraving on its edge.
It is also worth knowing that all the products of this factory should be packed in company paper with the Volkhovets logo, it should have a coupon with the batch number, production date and the OTK stamp. On the upper beam of the door leaf, all these data must also be indicated. In addition, in order for the color of the door leaf to be visible, there are cutouts at the corners of the package.
Upon receipt of the goods, you should make sure that these signs are present before you sign the absence of claims.
Since the Volkhovets factory has been operating in the domestic door market for more than 20 years, there are quite a lot of reviews about the products of this company. Mostly the reviews are positive, although there are also dissatisfied customers.
The general impression of customers can be described in one expression: "these are doors for ages." This is how users of solid oak and beech doors characterize the luxury category. It is noted that the materials used in their manufacture are of the highest quality, and the price is noticeably lower than imported, for example, Italian door leafs of the same level.
The design and style of such doors is called European, they approve of a large number of light shades. Many people write that they could choose white doors only in the Volkhovets salon.
Doors of the middle price segment, which are covered with veneer of valuable species, also have many positive reviews. According to customers, such doors can even be installed in bathrooms, but it is important to monitor the level of humidity in the room and wipe the door leaf if drops are deposited on it. Most reviews say that the beauty and variety of color shades of Volkhovets doors are unparalleled in the domestic market, but they complain that the price of veneered doors could be lower.
Judging by the reviews, doors with a Ciplex plastic film coating and laminate flooring can be covered with whitish stains when used in humid rooms, so it is better not to put such doors in bathrooms.
Very noticeable is the comment on the mismatch of the veneer shades on the three door panels ordered at the same time, the author of which tried to return the unsatisfactory door, but could not do it through the fault of the store. On the whole, quite a few complaints have been voiced about the work of Volkhovets door sales salons, ranging from extended delivery periods to the fact that communicating with dealers by phone does not produce almost any results.
Everyone is happy with the work of the installers from the company, as well as the fact that the door leaves come with holes for fixing handles and locks, which speeds up the installation process.
Options in the interior of the apartment
A feature of the brand's door systems is the fact that they can be harmoniously combined with almost any of the styles of the modern interior.
For example, a door from the Toscana Plano collection, made of solid beech wood and having a noble shade of “pearl beech”, will look great in a classic interior with high ceilings and huge windows, chic mirrors in heavy white frames and light upholstered furniture. The presence of a fireplace will help to add a touch of unpredictability, and natural shades of parquet, ash-gray walls and openwork curtains will help give the classic interior completeness.
For veneered doors, the Galant collection has been developed, the door leaf of which can have a color from “black ash” to “matt pearls”. Classic lines with no frills complement the interior in the style of Provence, Art Deco, Gothic.
In one room, both conventional swing systems and double sliding pencil case doors can be combined perfectly, as they are made in the same color and with identical glass inserts.
The dazzling white color of the door enamel will refresh the walls of any shade, but it will look especially amazing in the same snow-white design. Wooden floors from a natural board and leather upholstered furniture emphasize the status of the owner of the room. The overall impression of solidity and prosperity will create a blazing fireplace and a luxurious crystal chandelier.
Modern hidden doors are one of the new products of the Volkhovets factory. They can reach a height of up to three meters, and thanks to the coplanar box and the special structure of the loops, they completely “sink” into the wall, merging with it. This is facilitated by the fact that the color design of such a door can be made in full accordance with the wall decoration, since the door leaf comes from the manufacturer with a primer coating on which painting, decorative plastering or wallpaper can be applied.
A similar door from the “neoclassical” collection of the Wall Door, painted in an aquamarine color, completely merges with the wall of the same shade, and at first glance it looks painted. Upholstered furniture in beige and sand colors, decorated with luxurious burgundy pillows, chic bright chandelier with crystal pendants and carpets with abstract patterns create a perfectly harmonious combination.
At the same time, the door leaf does not overload the interior of the room precisely thanks to the coplanar installation system.
An overview of the collections of interior doors "Volkhovets", see the video below.