Pocket Doors Maximize Space and Maintain the Aesthetic Flow of Your Home

Pocket doors are a unique style of doors that were incredibly popular during the Victorian era. These sliding doors roll into a cage enclosed in the wall, and according to Tim Carter, a building expert, they can add up to 10 extra feet of floor space. Though these were rather ingenious inventions, as the Victorian Age waned, the manufacturers who made hardware for pocket doors began to go out of business. However, these doors have begun to surge in popularity again, thanks in part to improved hardware and also to the rise of smaller urban lofts, apartments, and condominiums. In these dwellings, pocket doors can be a lifesaver when it comes to maximizing square footage. They are often used for bathrooms, closets, and utility rooms, and they are particularly helpful for the handicapped, since they are much easier to open than regular swinging doors.

Pocket doors are made of several basic components. Wheels on the bottom of the door run along tracks that extend through the wall. When you purchase doors from The Sliding Door Company, these tracks come equipped with our patented wheel-to-track locking mechanism, which prevents the door from coming off the rail. There are also floor anchors to make sure the jamb studs stay the right distance apart, and door glides to keep the door centered. The locks come with specially designed handles that can fold flat against the door when it is in position inside the wall.

 

Of course, installing pocket doors can be a chore, especially if your home is not designed for them. To this end, The Sliding Door Company offers wall slide doors, which lay flush against the wall when they are open. Like pocket doors, they significantly cut back on wasted space. Because they are flat and made of sleek glass and aluminum, these doors are unobtrusive and stylish, whether open or closed. Whether you live in a small apartment or loft or you want to maintain the flow and open space of your larger house, pocket doors or wall slide doors from The Sliding Door Company are sure to fit the bill.

 

 

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The Sliding Door Company offers sleek, stylish pocket doors and their alternative, wall slide doors. Thanks to innovative design by The Sliding Door Co., today’s sliding doors come in clear, frosted, laminated, or linen glass with clean, contemporary frames in a variety of finishes and a number of striking designs. We’ve set a new standard, and in the process we are changing the way people design and decorate their homes and offices. So when you’re looking to upgrade your home, condo, loft or office, visit http://www.slidingdoorco.com/help/locations to find a showroom near you, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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