Entrance Frame Options

Designing your new elevator takes a lot of hard work and patience. You have to choose every design element, down to the cab and entrance frame styles. But this hard work will pay off once you see the end result: an efficient, beautiful, functional elevator for your building.

Today, we’ll focus solely on the entrance frame options available to you here at Mowrey, where all our frames are made in house at our manufacturing facility in Florida. Entrances are available in a wide spectrum of sizes and finishes, with each one thoroughly tested to comply with state and local codes.

Here’s what goes into an entrance frame design:

Door Finishes

The type of finish you choose for your door will determine its look and lifespan. Here are the main choices:

  • Plastic Laminate (Standard): This material is a fire-rated, environmentally friendly, high pressure laminate from trusted producers of decorative surfacing products.
  • Primed: This material is primed and ready to be painted the color of your choice.
  • Stainless Steel: This offers durable protection that won’t chip, bend or crack. It’s also easy to maintain, won’t rust, and will stay shiny looking and new for many years to come. You can choose from a traditional smooth look or a patterned, high-end design.
  • Muntz: Also referred to as yellow metal, muntz is a form of alpha-beta brass consisting of 60 percent copper, 40 percent zinc and a trace of iron.

Door Types

Next, choose your door type.

  • Single Slide (Standard): This is where a single panel slides to give access to the cab’s interior. They can either open from the right or left hand side. These types are highly cost efficient, more common in older buildings.
  • Two-Speed: Comprised of two horizontal sliding panels that move in the same direction. These are best for freight elevators and save space.
  • Center Opening: Consists of two panels that meet in the middle and slide open laterally. These are best for elevators with a lot of traffic, as they open in two different directions.

Both the single slide and the two-speed are available in left- or right-hand configurations.

Door Heights

The standard elevator door size is seven feet tall but you can configure your door to get up to nine feet. Just keep in mind, taller door heights will require a higher cab. Exact measurements will need to be taken in order to ensure a custom fit.


  • #4 Stainless Steel (standard)
  • Primed
  • #8 Stainless Steel
  • Muntz


  • Aluminum (Standard)
  • Nickel Silver
  • Muntz

Contact Mowrey Elevator

Ready to learn more about the entrance frame options we offer? Reach out today to get pricing and more information.