Sliding doors or roller doors, the name says it all, when opened they do not open in a circular motion but move sideways. Ideal if you are looking for an original interior door where you can save a lot of space. You can read all about the properties, possibilities and prices of sliding doors indoors in this article.
WHY INSIDE SLIDING DOORS ARE A GOOD IDEA
Sliding doors are an original alternative to classic revolving doors. An overview of the benefits:
Space saving: You do not have to take the turning angle of the door into account. Please note, a sliding door must have enough room to slide open laterally.
Simple operation: A sliding door usually opens smoother and easier than a swinging door.
No problems with folding doors: A sliding door cannot be closed by drafts.
Original and sleek look: With a sliding inner door you not only opt for a more original, but also a sleeker look than with a classic door.
Wide choice: When installing a sliding door, you have a lot of choice in terms of materials, finish and installation.
Many applications: You can use a sliding door inside as a standard closing door, but also for the division of a room. Just think of a sliding door as an “optional” separation between living room and office, between bedroom and bathroom, between bedroom and dressing, … In other words between spaces that belong together but where a separation is sometimes desirable.
PRICE INSIDE SLIDING DOOR
How much you pay for interior sliding doors mainly depends on the chosen material, the mounting system and the dimensions of the door.
POSSIBLE MATERIALS INSIDE SLIDING DOOR
Interior sliding doors are available in different materials.
Wood is the most popular material for full sliding door panels. With a wooden sliding door for indoors, you opt for a warm look that also fits within different living styles.
With a sliding glass door you opt for openness. The space behind the sliding door remains visible and the light is not blocked. Sliding doors can be produced in different types of glass: clear, sandblasted, colored, matt, …
Another possibility is to combine different materials. Combinations usually involve a combination of glass with a frame in a different material such as aluminum, steel or wood.
MOUNTING SYSTEMS FOR INSIDE SLIDING DOORS
Sliding doors are mounted in a frame and via a rail system. The sliding door can then slide open and slide smoothly via the rail. How a sliding inner door is mounted depends mainly on the weight of the door.
- PENDANT SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM
This is the standard and therefore also the most common sliding door system. With a hanging sliding door system, the rail system is placed at the top of the door. The farmers’ sliding door systems are very popular. In addition, a classic ‘farmer’s wooden’ sliding door is suspended from a steel rail system above the door.
- BOTTOM SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM
In this system, the rails run on the floor. With full sliding door panels, the wheels are usually milled into the door panel. Above, a rule is provided that keeps the door in place.
- INVISIBLE SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM
The rail system is invisible here. The rails are mounted on the back of the door, on the wall there will be a plate with running wheels.
- SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM IN THE WALL
Do you want to save even more space? Then you can opt for a sliding door in the wall. When sliding open, the door does not slide in front of or behind the wall, but between the wall. It is of course necessary that your partition wall is provided with this.
- SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM IN THE REDUCED CEILING
You can also choose to have your sliding door concealed in the suspended ceiling. Here, too, the entire rail system is concealed and invisible, resulting in a sleek look.
- SYMMETRIC SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM
This system is intended for hanging double sliding doors. The technology works via a cable circulation system that connects both doors. If 1 door moves, the other door moves with it.
- PARALLEL SLIDING DOOR SYSTEM
This system is intended to fix parallel sliding doors. 2 doors are placed in front of each other in 2 rails. It is an ideal system if you want a large passage, but only have a limited space available. Here, too, the doors are interconnected via a cable circulation system, so that both doors always move together.
INSPIRATION SLIDING DOOR INTERIOR DOOR
The photo below shows how a sliding glass door creates an open interior. Despite the matte glass, you can still enjoy a lot of light.
Large glass areas are often combined with a frame in a different material. This provides more strength. The photo below shows an example of frosted glass in combination with a wooden frame. The whole creates a warm atmosphere and rural look.
In addition to full wooden sliding door panels, you can also opt for a wooden framework as a door panel. Keep in mind that such a version cannot block sound.