Interior Folding Doors and Saving Space

You may have a requirement for interior doors folding to one side to save space within your home. These types of doors are quite often used for closets or wardrobes. Folding doors can be fitted into larger openings and when fully opened, almost the entire door opening is useable to gain access to the space behind. With sliding doors only about 50% of the opening is considered useable. Bedrooms can sometimes be small and full size doors that swing outwards can take up a lot of space and again the door opening is limited to the width of the door. 

Sliding door systems are also quite useful when used for deciding up rooms into smaller rooms. These doors can accommodate quite large openings up to several meters. The end door can be used as an access door without the need to open up the entire facade of doors. By unlocking all the remaining doors, the entire system folds and slides to the side and stack against the wall. If the structural opening is very large, the doors may split in the middle of the opening.

Take a look at this range of folding doors for sale and select one to find out more information:



Top Pivot for Folding Door Johnson Hardware 1701
Top Pivot for Folding Door Johnson Hardware 1701
$3.99
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Slide Co 161515 Bi Fold Closet Door Top Guide Wheel 7 8 in Plastic Used by
Slide Co 161515 Bi Fold Closet Door Top Guide Wheel 7 8 in Plastic Used by
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Slide Co 161903 Bi Fold Door Pull Knob with Screws 1 3 4 Inch BrassPack of 2
Slide Co 161903 Bi Fold Door Pull Knob with Screws 1 3 4 Inch BrassPack of 2
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Slide Co 161907 Bi Fold Door Guide Kit 1 Pack
Slide Co 161907 Bi Fold Door Guide Kit 1 Pack
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Prime Line N6546 Bi Fold Door Bottom Pivot
Prime Line N6546 Bi Fold Door Bottom Pivot
$12.91
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Slide Co 161522 Bi Fold Door Pull Knob Ivory PlasticPack of 2
Slide Co 161522 Bi Fold Door Pull Knob Ivory PlasticPack of 2
$5.70
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Slide Co 161796 Bi Fold Closet Track Kit 4 Door Hardware Pack 60
Slide Co 161796 Bi Fold Closet Track Kit 4 Door Hardware Pack 60
$30.90
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Slide Co 162171 Bi Fold Door Hinge Brass Plated Steel
Slide Co 162171 Bi Fold Door Hinge Brass Plated Steel
$6.68
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Half of the doors will fold to one side and the other fold to the other. Up to 90% of the opening is then useable. This percentage could be increased by forming a recess for the doors to fit into and when stacked the outer edge of the doors are in line with the side walls. Large version of these sliding door systems are quite often found in hotel function rooms. Smaller groups can be catered for by unfolding the doors dividing up the rooms. 

These internal sliding doors can be solid that provides complete privacy or contain glass. Glass doors can divide a room up but also transfer light from one room to the other even when closed. 

The sliding mechanisms used for internal folding doors consist of a track mounted immediately above the doors. Rollers fixed to the top of each door slide within the track effortlessly. Another track is mounted at floor level preventing the doors from swaying back and forth and keeping all the doors in line.

Internal Folding French Doors

There are a number of different options available if you are looking to choose internal folding French doors. French doors, used internally, can divide a couple of rooms while still allowing light in. These doors are available as simple glazed pine doors or they can be found with glazed demi panels on each side. Alternatively you may prefer to go with a set of French doors with solid pine panels on either side ot the glazed doors.

Pine internal French folding doors look fabulous in their raw state, but they can also be bought already given a painted or stained finish.

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