Sliding doors are a great help when it comes to saving space in small rooms. They are also ideal when we wish to achieve or minimalist open-plan environments.
Replacing traditional sliding doors is not a task too complicated, as you were explaining in one of our earlier post, but you must have the following criteria
before decantation by a certain system of sliding doors. Notes:
In the market you can find a wide range of sliding doors, solid or hollow wood or glass, bellows, etc., All of which have the advantage of not occupying space, so that will be available freely in the area that would take the money Opening of a road swing.
A sliding door saves space in a room allows wean two quarters attached or adjacent without diminishing amplitude, gives way to light and gain privacy, remaining closed, half closed or open according to current needs.
Its installation is not complicated and can help solve architecturally closing and opening of curved walls. Currently, you will find various drive mechanisms, increasingly efficient, easy to operate and quiet. The most common is the external guide, appropriate for communicating spaces like the living room and dining room, for example.
A very important point to consider is price. The sub-frame that must be purchased and installed during construction can cost ten times more than a conventional framework.
We must also consider that due to the clearance required by the slip systems in the perimeter edges of the leaves, its thermal and acoustic insulation is lower.
In regard to materials for sliding doors, wood and glass are still the most commonly used materials. Among the wood, the cheapest are the wood veneer, which also have the advantage of being more stable (barely) and only deform with temperature changes.
But in terms of latest trends, nothing like the gates of ultra-modern look, aluminum or tempered glass. Another of “fashion” on sliding doors is left exposed brackets and steel elements to achieve an industrial aesthetic in cutting-edge lofts or decorations.
For practical and aesthetic sense, the sliding doors can not do without handles.