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Why Builders Choose Masonite Doors

The quality of your finished build can be impacted by the quality of the products you choose. Many builders go through a process of trial and error to select the products that best benefit their projects. At National Lumber, we work with our builders to identify which products will best meet their needs. Today, we want to highlight one such manufacturer that has become the builder’s standard for interior doors (while also carving their own name in exterior doors). Today, let’s look at why builders choose Masonite.

About Masonite

For over 95 years, Masonite has provided celebrated interior and exterior door products to builders and homeowners across the country. Since its inception, Masonite has believed that doors can do more. By focusing on design, durability, security, and functionality, Masonite has long been a pioneer in door technology, creating door products that meet the changing needs of builders and homeowners.

An Overview of Masonite’s Products

Masonite offers a diverse lineup of products tailored to the individual needs of your project, budget, and build type. Let’s take a look at some of the product lines on offer at Masonite

Masonite Classics

Masonite Classics offers molded panel door designs that can complement any space, offering design flexibility, a higher density profile, and enhanced durability helping it resist cracking, warping, and shrinking. Choose from smooth or textured styles that will fit your aesthetic needs.

Masonite Select

Available in Riverside, Saddlebrook, and Cheyenne variations, Masonite Select doors bring timeless design to the table, offering the authenticity and gorgeous look of authentic wood doors while offering the structural and durability advantages of composite wood options. The smooth surface is perfect for those looking to customize the doors with colors of their choice.


With Livingston, you get a unique, timeless design that perfectly fits the needs of any home. Available in a full range of passage and bifold door options. Customers can customize with a Safe N Sound solid core construction, to improve durability and increase soundproofing.

Safe N’ Sound

Masonite’s Safe N’ Sound solid core door technology can reduce sound in a home by as much as 25%. Ideal for bath and bedrooms where privacy is key, these eco-friendly engineered doors can increase a homeowner’s resale value over hollow-core doors.

West End

Chic and modern, Masonite’s West End collection is inspired by European design philosophies. Embrace a clean, simple design that can fit a variety of home and decor styles.

Heritage Series

This trendy flat-panel-designed series helps complement a variety of decor, combining the classic lines of wood shaker doors with the durability and advancements of composite doors.


One of Masonite’s premier exterior door offerings, the Vistagrande series integrates flush-glazed construction with a clean, contemporary style, yielding up to 18% more viewing area. Its True Square-Edge construction creates a beautiful, authentic wood appearance while not sacrificing any of the advantages of composite doors.


It’s not hard to see why builders choose Masonite when you consider beautiful designs such as the Belleville series. This exterior door offers the durability and protection of a fiberglass build with a smooth surface ideal for painting.

Steel Doors

With a decorative panel design that imitates real wood doors, Masonite’s steel door offering ensures you don’t have to choose between durability and style. Get the ultimate level of door security at an economic price.

So, Why Do Builders Choose Masonite?

These varied offerings are just some of the door series Masonite offers. They bring to the table flexibility, customizability, and options tailored to any kind of project build you have. As the leader in innovative door technologies, Masonite has stayed ahead of the curve in offering its customers doors that serve as more than just an entryway.

If you’re ready to start building with Masonite products today, contact the team at National Lumber. Our door experts will help you select the Masonite options perfect for your next project.

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Kitchen DEsigner

Laura brings 18 years of experience to our kitchen design team. She helps customers build exceptional kitchen spaces down to the finest details. 

Every client has unique needs, and Laura enjoys the puzzle of figuring out how to fulfill them. She combines her technical abilities with her background in interior design to balance functionality and beauty.

She listens to her clients to help them narrow down their choices and presents a curated selection to make the process less overwhelming. Laura finds creative solutions to check off their wish list while keeping them on budget.

Her personal favorite design trend is a transitional style with a hint of traditional details. She loves the mix of painted colors and the textures and variations of natural woods. However, the best
part of her job is the opportunity to work in every design style
and come up with different combinations of styles, materials,
and finishes executing her client’s unique vision.

Personally, she loves everything involving water- the ocean, pools, boating, and long baths.
She also enjoys anything with a story- books, movies, shows, etc.
Her newest hobby is attempting to have as much fun cooking as she does exploring new restaurants.

Kitchen DEsigner

With over 15 years of experience, LindaRose brings deep knowledge of how to achieve beautiful kitchen designs at the right price. 

For LindaRose, listening to a client’s needs is paramount to achieving a great design. Creativity is key to kitchen design, requiring out-of-the-box thinking to achieve an excellent final product. 

Some of her favorite design trends she introduces to clients include transitional, clean lines, and dark islands with light perimeters. 

Before entering the world of kitchen design, she spent 20 years in theatre as a singer and actor, working in notable local theatres like Round House and Everyman.

In her free time, she enjoys other creative endeavors such as working with textiles including quilting, embroidery, and weaving. 

Kitchen DEsigner

Rick Bechtel is an industry expert with 7+ years as a kitchen designer. He brings unique insights to design thanks to his 15 years as a carpenter and contractor.

Rick believes in the importance of listening to the needs of the clients he works with. Utilizing his experience s a carpenter and contractor, he strives to make every layout as economical as possible through wise cabinet selection. 

Rick makes informed suggestions for products or features that can improve the cooking experience. He’s an expert in taking the dream items clients identify online or in showrooms and introducing options that better fit their design needs and are less cost prohibitive.

As a designer, he’s an expert on contemporary or transitional styles, light colors, and wood accents. 

Rick is passionate about woodworking and contracting but transitioned his career to spend more time with his children. He enjoys projects around his (or his children’s) house, and weekend trips with his wife.