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Soft Closing System for Sliding Doors

Soft Closing System for Sliding Doors

The advantages:

Less noise

Sliding doors with soft closing system should be installed on
furniture and in rooms where considerable concentration and quiet
are required. In bedrooms, hotel and patient rooms, conference
and meeting rooms, offices and barrister’s offices, doctor’s
surgeries, care and treatment rooms and the wellness area.

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What Do I Need To Know To Get The Kind Of Sliding Door Hardware I Want?

It mostly has to do with what you want to see and how much you want to spend.

We just need to know what sliding door hardware you’re looking for, how wide your door is, how thick your door is, if there’s any casing or baseboard around the opening.

If you know the weight of the door, that never hurts.

Typically, you only need to know the door width or the opening size, the configuration, if it’s one door, two doors, and the weight of the doors. Continue reading

Can I Lock A Sliding Door?

Yes, you can lock or latch a sliding door for your privacy or security.
There are some locking handles that put a pin in the floor.

What we normally use is a cane bolt. It is what it sounds like.

It’s like an old man’s cane that he walks with, but it’s scaled down a a little bit.

It’s mounted to the front of the door and it slides down into a receiver that’s mounted in the floor.

It’s not preferable, because you have to have a hole in your floor. Continue reading

How Does The Bottom Guide Work? Is There A Tripping Hazard?

Concealed-Bottom-Guide We use a “Concealed Fin Guide”.

It’s a small “tee” fin that goes just outside the opening.

It’s only an inch and a half long and it sits just to the outside of your opening.

If you have a 2 inch overlap, then it’ll sit in that overlap.

You slot the door to accept that.

The channel is in the bottom of your door.

There’s going to be a spot, just outside the opening, so that no matter position the door is in, it’s going to be concealed by the door.

That’s where the fin would sit.

You don’t see it. It’s never exposed.

It’s not a tripping hazard and it doesn’t cross the opening.

It won’t go out into your opening at all.

It prevents the door from swinging, banging against the wall or swinging outward.

Closed or open, it stays in contact with the door at all times.

You don’t have to worry about seeing the guide.

Why Use A Sliding Door? Do Sliding Doors Save Space?

Typically, on a 3 foot door, you save about 15 square feet in your home.

It does save a lot of space by not swinging into the room.

When you figure out the radius and the square footage, it’s about 15 square feet.

A lot of times you don’t have that space.

If you’re in a hallway or something, it’s tight.

If it’s a bathroom off a hallway and you don’t have a lot of space inside, you don’t want that door swinging in towards the toilet or making it difficult.

Sliding doors help with people who are handicapped and in a wheelchair.

It’s a lot easier to slide a door than it is to swing a door toward you or away from you.

A lot of hospitals are going to sliding doors.

One, to save space, but two, they are a lot easier to open from a wheelchair.

They look better.

Some people have called our hardware “jewelry for my door”.

Now that flat screen TVs are everywhere, many people are using our hardware to slide an object, (art, tapestry, or a door) in front of the television.

Why Buy From Specialty Doors?

This kind of product isn’t something that you just order and have shipped to you.

It’s usually custom made. You want to make sure that you get the right sliding door hardware for your application.

You want somebody who’s going to be there and that you can ask questions of.

You want someone whose going to get you the right product for your application and we do that.

We’re friendly.

We’re going to give you all the right information, get the right information from you to get you what you need, so you won’t have problems.

If you don’t get professional advice, you might have issues with the product you receive.

What is the difference between box track and flat track?

c994hanger1Box track is a U shape and the rollers roll inside of the track.

It’s like pocket door sliding door hardware or closet door sliding door hardware.

Flat track sliding door hardware is where the roller sits on top of the track.

The track is literally just a quarter inch thick piece of flat bar that the roller rolls back and forth on top of. It’a made to be seen and exposed. Continue reading