Bi-folding doors have been around since the dawn of time, or thereabouts. Popular in the 20th century, they fell out of favor as people became dissatisfied with the limits of conventional, one-size-fits-all, finger-pinching designs.
Now, they’re set to make a strong comeback in 2022, as designers and homeowners look for a fresh take on space-saving doors. Of course, it helps that The Sliding Door Company has finally entered the fray with newer, better, more beautiful doors—folding doors that offer charm, convenience, and safety all in one beautiful package.
Reason #1: Bi-Folding Doors Save Space
When it comes to saving space, sliding doors have a leg up on opens in a new windowswing doors, but even they cut into the side of a wall. Bi-folding doors, on the other hand, fold neatly toward the edge of the frame, taking up almost no space, either to the side or to the front of the opening.
That frees up floor space where it’s needed most—in cramped bedrooms, narrow hallways, bite-sized laundry rooms, and small pantries and closets, etc. Next to pocket doors, which disappear into a wall, bi-folding doors are the most space-efficient way to seal off an area.
Reason #2: More Options Means More Beauty
Historically, people who wanted the convenience of bi-folding doors were limited to a few outdated designs, but that’s about to change with the introduction of The Sliding Door Company’s line of opens in a new windowinterior glass door solutions.
Made of high-quality glass and available in a range of styles and designs, our bi-folding doors are both modern and versatile. Instead of limitations, you get options. That means you can select the look that fits your aesthetics and lifestyle.
Reason #3: No More Finger Pinching
If you’ve ever dealt with old-school folding doors, you’ve probably encountered the finger-pinching problem. Accidentally stick your digits in between the panels, and you might have sworn off bi-folding doors for the rest of eternity.
Fortunately, we figured out how to create doors that fold without hurting you. Our anti-finger-pinch system prevents fingers from getting trapped between the panels, and that can make the difference between a bad childhood memory and a pleasant experience.
Reason #4: Bi-Folding Doors Aren’t Just for Cramped Spaces
Bi-folding doors are work just as well for larger spaces as they do for smaller ones. While they’ve typically graced the front of laundry rooms and closets, they also make for wonderful interior doors and even room dividers.
Open them up, and you get access to the entire width of a room. That creates a more spacious, free-flowing layout, while still offering plenty of on-demand privacy. If you want both openness and intimacy, it’s hard to go wrong with bi-folding doors.
Reason #5: Say Goodbye to Messy Design Elements
At The Sliding Door Company, we’ve spent a great deal of time perfecting the design of our bi-folding doors and eliminating unnecessary elements. Unlike industry heavy opens in a new windowsuspended doors, bi-folding doors require no hefty wood headers or bottom tracks.
Instead, a series of pivots supports most of the weight of the panels, while upper wheels allow the doors to open and close smoothly. When the doors are closed, rubber bumpers seal them tight and roller latches hold the doors in place. In other words, these are not your grandmother’s folding doors.
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opens in a new windowThe Sliding Door Company has been making high-quality sliding doors for years, and now we’re proud to introduce our new line of beautiful, safe, and sturdy opens in a new windowbi-folding doors. Find out what sets opens in a new windowour doors apart from the competition, and then get in touch to opens in a new windowschedule a free consultation.