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CHOOSING THE DOORS AND SLIDING SYSTEMS
To choose the right door size, first you need to measure the size of the door opening. The door should be about 4-10 cm wider than the width of the door opening, at 2-5 cm on both sides. This will allow the correct placement of the bottom guide and to close the door freely without the need for accurate positioning each time. The door should protrude about 1-10 cm above the door opening (depending on whether we have an additional door frame we want to cover). Remember that after installing the door, it will be about 1 cm above the floor, i.e. the minimum door height is the height of the door opening.
The sliding track should have a length adjusted to the width of the door and the space above the door. As standard, the length of the track should be calculated by doubling the width of the door and adding 5 – 10 cm. If the space above the door opening is limited, we can minimize the length of the rail and sets its length to twice the door width.
No, the sliding doors do not hang freely on the hangers. They are run on small bottom guides mounted on the floor. The bottom guide keeps the door in one position and prevents it from swinging back and forth. It has the shape of an inverted letter “T” recessed into the door or the shape of the letter “U” encompassing the door. Both versions are up to 5 cm long and are mounted directly to the floor with screws. There is also an additional option of a wall-mounted bottom guide, which is ideal where floor heating is installed.
The minimum distance above the door needed for the correct installation of the sliding system is 15 cm.
The standard door weighs between 20 kg and 40 kg. If the wall is made of plasterboard, you will need a suitable solution that will allow for secure installation. The easiest solution is a special mounting kit for plasterboard walls.
After proper installation of the sliding doors, the distance between the wall and door should be 18 to 24 mm. Of course, they provide some noise protection, but are not as tight as standard doors. Therefore, if you plan to install them in the bathroom, the best is the one next to the master bedroom, not the one available for all household owners and guests.
The sliding door can be fitted with a lock. The hook works best. Installation involves only a small interference in both the door and the place where we attach the closing part. Also, stylistically, it is a solution that complements the nature of sliding doors. A more elegant version is the model specially designed for sliding doors — the Drop lock. We can also install a solution with a hook lock.
If there is not enough space on one side of the door opening, there are two options.
You can use narrow double-leaf sliding doors – so you need half the space on both sides instead of one.
You can also use bypass sliding doors with full opening, then you only need half the space on one side.
The standard distance between the door and the wall is 18 mm, 24 mm for the Hamak system. Standard skirting boards are approx. 12 – 15 mm thick, so they are not a problem. However, with thick skirting boards or other protruding elements, it is possible to install additional spacers.
If a door frame is mounted around the door opening, measure the door opening along with the door frame, and these values should be treated as the basis for calculating the width and height of the door.
This allows the door to completely cover the door frame when closed. Also check how far the door frame protrudes from the wall. If it is over 18 mm, additional spacers should be used to prevent the door from hitting the door frame.
If the door opening is near the adjacent wall, the door width is measured in the same way as for the standard solution for single-leaf doors, it is A1 = width of the door opening + min. 4 mm. The length of the sliding track is A2 = A1 x 2 + 5 cm.
The minimum length of the sliding track for single-leaf doors (provided the door is fully open) is twice the width of the door. In this case, the stopper is mounted at the very end of the sliding track, which is not the optimal solution. It is then worthwhile to mount the hangers further from the door edge (as far as the door construction allows).