Paint and Décor: DAIKEN drives Doras to new heights

Doras Distributors has announced the exciting launch of their new DAIKEN range of doors. Billed as marrying Japanese quality with European design, the DAIKEN door uses a tough, scratch-resistant, fade-resistant, high-quality laminate material which comes in a variety of colours, including medium and dark grey, oak, walnut, cream, black, and others. This material has a simulated woodgrain pattern which has been faithfully represented to make it almost indistinguishable from the grain patterns of natural wood.

Among the chief benefits of DAIKEN doors is their environmentally friendly origins. DAIKEN participates in a tree cycle program in which they commit to planting trees, using trees from properly-managed forests, making complete use of its wood resources, and recycling used products.

Furthermore, their doors are very easy to clean, requiring nothing more than a damp cloth. Their design facilitates a consistency of colour with no fading. The doors are difficult to scratch and long lasting. They come in a variety of sizes, factory finished and ready for installation, all of which makes for a door which looks good for longer, is more durable, and is easier to maintain than wood veneered alternatives.

Founded in 1984, Doras Distributors – one of three companies in the group – is a second-generation family-run business that has been in operation for three decades, establishing a base of more than 400 customers in that time, made up of builders merchants and door and joinery shops.

Located out of a 45,000 sq. ft facility in Park West Business Park, West Dublin, they uphold a strict policy of supplying their products on an exclusively wholesale basis, specialising in timber doors and mouldings. They sell over 130 different door models and a large range of mouldings, all of which are standard items available ex stock.

They offer a 24-hour nationwide delivery service for all areas outside Leinster. Delivery service for the Leinster area is covered by the Doras fleet of trucks. They strive to provide a 24-to-48-hour delivery service in this region.

Daiken is a Japanese internal door and flooring manufacturer with subsidiary companies in China, Malaysia, New Zealand and Indonesia. DAIKEN’s headquarters are located in Osaka, Japan, and current annual production for the Japanese market is in excess of seven million doors, making it the 2nd largest door manufacturer in that country. A joint venture arrangement between Daiken and DDI (Indonesia) caters for the Indonesian market, as well as export markets to Europe.

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