In the modern world, new technologies are constantly emerging to create a stylish and comfortable interior. One of these technologies is the sliding doors, which quickly gained popularity in the design of various residential premises. Their use allows you to save space, and also gives the interior a modern and unusual appearance. However, when choosing such doors, it is necessary to understand the difference between sliding and conventional sliding doors, as well as their main advantages and disadvantages.
Feature of sliding doors and their difference from sliding structures
Sliding doors - structures in which the leaves go to the side. Sliding doors are also moved apart to the sides, but equipped with wheels at the top and bottom, which helps to distribute the weight.
Sliding doors are made without rollers. They can be made on the basis of the doors for the cabinet. To understand the difference between sliding metal, glass or wooden doors from sliding structures, it is necessary to understand their main advantages and disadvantages.
Retractable designs differ from swing doors not only in technical characteristics, but also advantages in use. The main advantages include:
- The use of sliding doors allows you to increase the space in the room thanks to the use of special mechanisms.
- Excellent masking of the room.
- Stylish and modern design, which makes it possible to use designs in the interior of any style.
- An additional opportunity to control the opening of interior doors with an automatic mechanism.
- A wide range of materials, design and accessories.
- No reaction to drafts. Sliding doors under the influence of sudden closing or wind can start to rattle.
- The design does not take up much space, so it can be used in any premises.
- Can be used as a door for a dressing room, bedroom, children's room, bathroom or kitchen.
- Reliability and durability of work, which is guaranteed by two pairs of rollers.
Design and materials for sliding doors
Retractable doors have a stylish and modern design, and therefore are very popular. And if earlier only plastic doors were made using this technology, now you can find modern and high-quality sliding glass doors or solid aluminum structures.
As a rule, manufacturers of such doors prefer to use lightweight materials. Aluminum or plastic doors do not require such a serious and expensive foundations and mechanisms. However, the doors can be made of natural wood or chipboard.
Glass is also used for the manufacture of sliding doors. Most often it is used for the manufacture of wardrobe doors, kitchen or as partitions in the room. Glass can be opaque, tinted or with stained glass paintings. Mirrors can also be used.
Elite sliding doors are made of natural wood, with inserts of leather and fabric, and there are also combined models with mirrors. More accessible designs are PVC doors, aluminum and plastic constructions.
The material is determined depending on the purpose of the structure, as well as the style of the interior where it will be used. For example, aluminum and glass constructions are used for hi-tech interiors, and wooden doors for classic rooms. For modern interior styles, it is advisable to use radial doors and other unusual designs.
Retractable doors are used in ecological style. Flax, leather, veneer, bamboo and natural fabric are used to create this style in the interior. In the Mediterranean style of decoration of the room, plastic and aluminum doors with bright coating and glass inserts will look most successful.
Thus, sliding doors are unusual, comfortable and durable designs for the design of virtually any room. However, when buying such doors, you need to choose only high-quality structures, and the installation should be trusted by professional craftsmen.