Sliding doors are commonly used in decoration and interior design, and have many uses, including room doors, partitions, cabinet doors, breathable windows, etc. This time I will teach you about 6 super popular sliding door styles, namely upper and lower rail sliding doors, suspended sliding doors, barn doors, ghost doors, partition sliding doors and sliding door cabinets, and understand their respective advantages and disadvantages. , see which sliding door is most suitable for customizing your home!
1. Upper and lower rail sliding doors
The most traditional sliding door has tracks up and down. This kind of sliding door has the best load-bearing capacity because it has support points up and down. However, the disadvantage is that the ground track is easy to collect dust and trip. However, some new track designs no longer have The obvious grooves make it easy to clean and less likely to accumulate dust. The upper and lower rail sliding doors are the cheapest among all sliding doors and are easy to install and maintain.
For whole-piece glass sliding doors or very wide three-door or four-door sliding doors, due to their heavy weight, we will recommend an upper and lower rail sliding door design to ensure the durability of the sliding door.
2. Suspended sliding door
Suspension sliding doors without ground tracks are simpler and more beautiful than ordinary sliding doors. Without ground tracks, they are more convenient for families with elderly people and children. They can avoid stumbling and eliminate the need for ground tracks that can easily hide dirt and evil. Cleanliness issues. Because there is only one track above the door, it is quieter when opening and closing the door. However, the disadvantage is that the stability is definitely not as stable as the upper and lower rail sliding doors. In addition, the suspended sliding doors are easily affected by gravity and will become more or less damaged after being used for a long time. If sinking occurs, the screws between the door panel and the track need to be adjusted regularly, and the door panel cannot be made too wide.
3. Barn Door
Barn doors originate from the doors of European and American farm barns. They are actually a variation of suspended sliding doors. They also have no ground tracks or wooden boxes to cover the upper tracks. Instead, the metal parts are directly visible, making it more rugged. , original taste, so it especially matches industrial style and Nordic style design. Barn doors are mostly used as kitchen doors, bedroom doors, or as partitions between living rooms and rooms.
4. Ghost Door
Ghost doors have attracted much attention in recent years. The name sounds scary, but the appearance is the most unique among these sliding door styles. Why do you say this? Because the ghost door will not let you see the hardware accessories and tracks of the sliding door, this design is more simple. The upper and lower rail sliding doors have obvious tracks and frames. There is a wooden box above the suspended sliding door to cover the track, but the wooden box is also quite obtrusive. Not to mention the barn door, the characteristic is to expose the hardware for you to see, and the ghost door Only the door panel is visible, with no rails or hardware at the top or bottom. It is like a ghost floating, so it is called a ghost door.
The tracks and parts of the ghost door are all hidden behind the door panel and move with the door panel, so the track will not be visible after the door panel is opened. This design embodies a minimalist aesthetic.
5. Partition room sliding door
In addition to installing sliding doors on existing doors, sliding doors can also be used for partitions. We can customize the sliding doors and partition walls together so that the colors of the sliding doors and the wall can be more consistent. The sliding door of the partition can be installed with a door lock, so that the partition can have a high degree of privacy.
6. Sliding door cabinet
In addition to partitions and room doors, sliding doors are also used on furniture, such as wardrobe doors and kitchen cabinet doors. Sliding door cabinets are suitable for use in narrow spaces. Because there is no need to reserve space in front of the cabinet to open the door, the cabinet can be placed close to other furniture. However, the disadvantage of the sliding door is that it can only be opened half way at a time and cannot be fully opened to view the items in the cabinet at once. Moreover, there must be a distance between the two sliding doors to avoid getting stuck when opening and closing. Therefore, even if dust-proof cotton strips are installed, the sealing inside the cabinet will still be worse than that of the flat-door cabinet. You may need to pay special attention to the moisture-proof method inside the cabinet. .
Hollite provides customized door and partition sliding door services. The above sliding door styles can be customized. If you need to customize a new sliding door for your home, please contact us.