Hotel doors include many different doors according to different areas and functions. Like public area including reception, restaurants, meetings room, ballroom, Gym Room, toilet and spa area; also private area: bedrooms, bathroom, suites, corridors and management office, etc.
Here we want to talk about the design and hardware requirement for hotel room door or hotel entrance door also called hotel entrance room door.
Hotel Room door design and hardware requirements:
A. Hotel Room door size
The hotel room door standard width is 36” or 915mm. Height can be 80” (2032mm), 84” (2134mm) or 96” (2338mm) etc. Hotel room door has a thickness of not less than 1 3/4” or 44.5mm.
For special hotel room door used for disable people can be big accordingly.
B. Hotel Room Door function
The hotel room door should be with minimum 20 minutes fire rating function, of course, it can also with 30 minutes, 45 minutes, 60 minutes, 90 minutes fire rating grade according to UL standard, BS 476 standard or EN 1634.
The sound insulation and smoke proof effect are also importance.
C. All hotel room entrance door must have at least one approved key card entry electronic lock installed:
a) The latch bolt must be latched
b) The door lock must be reset after the guest has used it.
c) Door locks must use a coded key card for each guest
d) The door lock must have the master key and emergency key function
e) Door locks must have audit/query function
f) To open the latch bolt, the handle can only be operated by the handle, and the door can only be operated by the guest's key card.
D. Self-closing Function
All hotel room entrance door must be equipped self-closing function. It can be worked with hydraulic door closer (whatever it is concealed or mounted) or spring hinges.
Hinges are a must part as well for a hotel entrance room door. It can be used from size 4” x 3” x 3mm or 4.5” x 4.5” x 3.4mm. There are available for ball bearing hinges or spring hinges. NRP also can be choose. 3 Hinges for door height less than 84” (included) and 4 hinges door less than 96”.
F. Eye viewer
The hotel room door is equipped with 180° eye viewer and there is cover inside for option. Sometimes, there will be installed two eye viewer with different height. For example: one locates 60” or 1500mm height from floor and another lower one locates 36” or 910mm height from floor. The lower one maybe use for kids or disable people.
G. Safety Chain
Safety chain is also a must for a hotel entrance door. There are many types safety chains.
H. Room Sign
The hotel room sign indicates the room number located at corridor side. It can be location on the door slab or location on the wall of the door frame, 60” or 1500mm above the ground. Most of hotel matches with emphasis and standard lighting in the entrance recess of the hotel room.
I. Emergency map
There is a fire evacuation instruction map on the inside of the room door. . It should show in clear, uncovered part with treat with a fluorescent coating.
J. Other option hardware
There are also some option hardware for hotel room doors: Door stopper, Automatic bottom seals, Kick plate, etc.
Right now, some hotels room doors also match with face recognition or mobile control lock system.
Asico offers hotel room doors fire rated which comply to:
●UL 10B, Fire Tests of Door Assemblies (neutral or negative pressure)
●UL 10C, Positive Fire Pressure Tests of Door Assemblies
●NFPA 252, Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Door Assemblies
●BS476 Part 22, Standard British Fire Door tests.