A question that we were recently asked was: “Can you tell me the difference between the Innova Linwood doors and the Norton doors? Is it just that Linwood door has a grain and Norton doesn’t? It’s hard to tell from the pictures on your website, as they also both doors seem to be priced the same.”
At first glance, the Norton & Linwood doors shown in our kitchen pictures look identical. But, if you take a closer look, you’ll see that there is a big visual difference in the appearance of the door.
Firstly, both the doors are made from solid wood with a grained timber finish and both the doors are also 20mm thick with a veneered centre panel. Each door is also made from 5 pieces of wood in its construction. Have a look at the section below for help on how to identify the doors and spot the difference.
The difference is V-grooves
The Linwood door has something called V-grooves. A V-groove is the only thing that separates these 2 doors and the grooves are basically a small V shaped channel routed down the edges of the wooden panels to give the door a more bevelled look
Norton is still a 5 piece door but there are no bevels, so the edges but up tightly to give a smooth seamless finish,
See the images below to see a Norton door and how it visually compares to a Linwood door.
Innova Norton Door
Innova Linwood Door (V-grooves)
Which other Innova doors have V-grooves?
- Clayton (MDF)
- Malton (MDF)
- Harewood (Solid wood)
- Linwood (Solid Wood)
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Hi there , we are looking at buying our kitchen from you in the Luca style one half of the kitchen in graphite and the other half in white both being high gloss and handle less soft touch . Question 1 is, are these both delivered in high gloss and pre-built ready to install at the sizes we choose ? Question 2 can the square edge work top be joined with a biscuit join ?
Thank you very much in advance
Hi, the units are delivered rigid, you can use biscuit joints and worktop mitre bolts.
Hello. What is the finish difference between the Norton & the Stanbury doors?
Norton & Stanbury look almost the same apart from Norton is made from solid wood and Stanbury is made from MDF. This PDF shows all our shaker door styles. https://advice.diy-kitchens.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/shaker-doors-infographic.pdf
We got the graphite colour door sample but was wondering if the carbon colour is darker?
Hi, the carbon is slightly darker and is a better colour match to the graphite carcase we supply.