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How to Choose the Perfect Commercial Sliding Doors

Choosing the right interior style for your business is a huge step in perfecting your vision. Commercial doors are for more than office space. Cutting-edge applications and designs can be found in hospitals, hotels, malls, and schools – all places we’ve worked. Made specifically to catch the eye of potential customers while also making them comfortable, The Sliding Door Company specializes in unique, multi-faceted doors and custom installations for your commercial space

What are “commercial” sliding doors?

When you encounter the unique day-to-day logistics of employees, patrons, furniture and equipment, your design plans may be different from another type of business. First, you have to know what your needs are for your business. If you’re employee-focused you may be looking to boost productivity, ease employees into team working spaces, or provide a space with a lot of natural light. To save space, sliding doors create more space and don’t interfere with the area you may need for workflow ease. Renovating your building isn’t just to make your space better looking, it is about providing a supportive space that will let your company and your employees thrive. There are limitless applications – from restaurants to offices, gyms and spas to malls and museums. Schools, government offices, retail, car dealerships, and childcare centers to name a few can all benefit from rethinking their workspace layout and design. 

dining area with sliding door

When do you use commercial sliding doors? 

Knowing when to utilize commercial designs versus residential styles is also an important aspect of preparing for your renovation. There are key differences in how these panels are installed and the way they are designed. If you are working in an office, the hospitality industry, brick and mortar sites, or hospitals we highly recommend viewing commercial doors that work because they are specifically designed to provide the right elements for your needs. You should be sure to optimize your interior door solution with the glass opacity of your choice, frame finishes to complement your decor and accessories that will provide the functionality you need. Things like locks, levers, tracks and ADA compliance will all be important factors for you to consider. 

Key Considerations for Commercial Doors

There are a few things to consider on top of which door you choose. How you will choose to keep your space private with different glass opacities or which handle will benefit you the best all need to be considered when planning your interior. Stepping back, assessing your work needs and employee necessities, and deciding what aesthetic would be best for you are all key aspects of your project that you need to consider before beginning your renovations. 

You may wonder about safety, flexibility, whether or not the door is floor to ceiling, how changes will affect your space, turnaround time and even what happens if you move. All these important considerations can be fully addressed with the support of our professional team. 

dressing room with unique doors

Connect with us to begin your renovation journey. We work hard to provide comforting spaces so that your consumers will linger in comfort. Visit any of our showrooms to see our doors and handles in-person to find the right fit for you. To learn more about our commercial designs, you can connect with a representative on our site. 

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The Future: Residential and Commercial Interior Design Trends

It’s not just our passion for our products that keep us on track with upcoming trends in the interior design world. It is also our love for functionality within the world of design. As we all begin to work back into a normalized schedule, being back in the office might feel a little stifling. Even working from home could feel stale and in need of a revamp. The Sliding Door Company is looking ahead in 2022 for upcoming interior design trends – and thinking of how we can help!

Maximizing Your Space

Utilizing every inch of space you have in your home is becoming a must. The minimalist feeling that comes from an open floor plan is unmatched. All of our sliding doors, from our barn doors to our wall slide doors are made not only custom to your home but with style and functionality at the forefront. 

The Return to Work

Working in smaller cubicle spaces with a closet feel is not what workers need for 8 hours a day, and employers are recognizing that. In 2022, office spaces will be renovated to become more open for their employees. The Sliding Door Company’s room dividers are perfect for allowing the whole office to feel open and a part of the team, while keeping safe distances even when it’s flu season. Coworking is an important part of any job, and we work to provide you with comfort and ease, no matter the project. 

Self Care and Wellness

Natural lighting is an important part of every home and office, and our glass is standard tested and approved. The best thing about utilizing glass in your space, as opposed to wood panels, drywall or other materials, is that you don’t lose all that beautiful sunlight – the best free mood-booster. Soak up Vitamin D throughout the day while you are working in your office or relaxing on the couch. In 2022, we will definitely see a rise in this aspect of interior design! 

Set up for Success

According to House Beautiful, darker style wood to accent your home is on the rise. Darker accents allow for the room to feel open with natural light, with just the right touch of minimalism. We offer multiple different finishes for the frames that accompany our glass doors and walls, so that you can lean into the darker theme, or customize with a personal touch. As a bonus, our Wenge and Walnut frame finishes are actually made of aluminum, though they have the traditional wood-grain look to go with other wood accents in your space. Unlike wood, it won’t warp, chip, fade or peel. Aluminum is recyclable, easy to clean and virtually maintenance-free.

Privacy When you Need it

Sliding doors are changing the future of how we will live, how we exist in a space, and how floorplans are designed. We need a space that is versatile and fits our needs. Sliding doors are becoming a staple in areas that want an open feel but can be turned into a private and secure space. With our locks and handles that are designed and built with safety in mind, you can feel comfortable knowing that you have all the space you need without risking your well-being.

No matter what you are looking for in your home or office we can work together to bring your dream to fruition. With multiple showrooms in the United States, you can connect with us in person or online to begin the next steps in your 2022 renovation or project.

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