Dortek’s Waterproof Doors

Dortek is a leading provider of hygienic doors, including waterproof doors. In this blog, we will explore why Dortek waterproof doors are specified by our clients and their benefits.

The benefits of Dortek waterproof doors

For wet or moisture-prone areas the design of a building becomes increasingly complex, with buildings needing to withstand both warm, humid conditions internally but also cold external conditions throughout the winter. Doors in these areas will need to be versatile in order to withstand severe temperature variations, damp conditions and the frequent use of chlorine/cleaning chemicals.

Choosing the correct waterproof doors is essential to maintaining good hygienic and longevity. In industries such as leisure, healthcare, food and pharmaceuticals, maintaining hygiene and cleanliness is of utmost importance. Waterproof doors are designed to resist moisture and prevent bacterial growth, making them an ideal solution for environments that require high levels of cleanliness.

Waterproof doors are designed to withstand exposure to water and moisture, making them more durable than traditional doors. They are less likely to warp, rot, or decay and they can withstand a wide range of temperatures, from extreme heat to extreme cold.



The results of specifying the wrong door

Timber doors have an organic core with natural seams and crevices which makes them impossible to keep clean. These doors also soak up any moisture which will cause them to swell, warp, rot and decay. The door also knocks, chips and splinters easily, which in turn creates perfect breeding grounds for bacteria to grow.


About Dortek GRP Doors

GRP is renowned for being an extremely durable, flexible and waterproof material. As one of the world’s leading manufacturers of specialist GRP door solutions, we’ve developed a comprehensive range of hard wearing, GRP door systems specifically for a range of sports and leisure applications.

Key benefits:

  • Completely seamless surface – free from voids and ledges
  • Developed to the highest hygiene standards – does not harbour bacteria or moisture
  • Easy to clean and disinfect
  • Fire, water, chemical and chlorine proof
  • Extremely strong, stable and lightweight
  • High durability and performance
  • Will not rot, rust, warp, crack or corrode
  • Aesthetically pleasing, permanent built in colour
  • 25+ year product life
  • Naturally environmentally friendly – long life expectancy.

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Waterproof Doors

Specifying doors in a leisure centre can be a daunting process particularly around the swimming pool area. The growing demands of hygiene legislation and increasing pressure on leisure facilities to ensure performance match the demands of the environment, mean that there are now more elements to consider than ever before.

Waterproof doors need to be impervious to moisture, lightweight, strong and durable to withstand heavy usage. They also need to be hygienic and aesthetically pleasing.

Our waterproof doors are a timber free, one-piece moulded construction which prevents internal decay to door structures or chemical and biological attacks. Simply put, this means the door will not rust, rot, or warp. They are easy to clean and require minimal maintenance and are also more hygienic than timber or laminate doors. Elements such as steam, chlorine and other chemicals/cleaning agents will not affect the composure of these doors.

Timber and laminate doors are not only potentially weaker than GRP doors, and thus more easily damaged, but can also pose a higher risk, as a knock or chip may invite organic materials (dirt) to enter and fester, inevitably bacteria will reproduce and thrive. These types of door are virtually impossible to keep clean effectively. Timber or laminate doors may be adequate for general office settings but not for areas where cleanliness is of utmost importance. These reasons are why GRP is the material of choice for the modern architects of leisure construction.

We manufacturer an extensive range of waterproof doors for specific areas where moisture levels are high. These include:

  • Swimming pools
  • Changing areas
  • Wet rooms
  • Bathrooms
  • Shower areas
  • Toilet and washroom blocks

For more information about our waterproof doors, you can speak to our waterproof door expert Clive Rudge here.

Alternatively, if you have any other queries regarding our services and products, you can fill out our enquiry form here, and a member of our team will get back to you.

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