Therma-tru or Mastergrain front door
We will be buying double doors for our front entry in our Southern Ontario home. The doors will be 3/4 decorative glass, and 8 feet tall (entry has 12 foot ceilings). We want to paint the door but thought to get a wood grain like finish on the fiberglass doors rather than a smooth finish for enhanced look. We have been quoted on both Therma-tru fiberglass doors and Mastergrain fiberglass doors. The Therma-tru is only available with a oak like finish, and the Mastergrain for a bit more comes in a cherry like finish. Here are a few things we are wondering about:
1)How does the quality compare between the Mastergrain line and Therma-tru?
2)Given we want to paint the door, is it important what kind of wood grain look we will have? The hardwood floor, stairs and railing near front door will be maple and not oak.
3)Should we pay the upgrade for factor paint, or just have the painter paint it after install?
Please let me know your opinions.