Frequently Asked Questions
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To choose the right door size, first, you need to measure the size of the door opening.
Door width = door opening width + min. 6 cm. The door should be about 6-10 cm wider than the width of the door opening, at 3-5 cm on both sides. It allows the correct placement of the bottom guide. Moreover, it allows for closing the door freely without the need for accurate positioning each time.
Door height = door opening height + min. 10 cm. This will allow the system to be fully hidden. When determining the height of the door, you should also take into account that for proper installation you need a 2 cm gap above the door to the ceiling. Also, after installation, the door will be 1 cm above the floor.
Sliding track length = 2 x total width of both door leaves [cm]. The sliding track should have a length adjusted to the width of the door and the space above the door. As a standard choice, the length of the sliding track should be calculated by doubling the width of the door.
No, the sliding doors do not hang freely on the hangers. They are run on a small bottom guide 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. It is about 4 cm long and is mounted directly to the floor with screws. There is also an additional option of a wall-mounted bottom guide, which is an ideal solution for places where floor heating is installed.
The minimum distance above the door needed for the correct installation of the sliding system is 2 cm..
The standard door weighs between 20 kg and 55 kg. If the wall is made of plasterboard, you will need a suitable solution 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 the door should be 2,5 cm. 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 next to the master bedroom, not the one available for all household owners and guests.
If there is not enough space on one side of the door opening, you can use narrow double-leaf sliding doors – so you need half the space on both sides instead of one.
The distance between the door and the wall is 2,5 cm. The standard size skirting boards are approx. 1,2 – 1,5 cm 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. 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. Remember that 2 cm space is needed between the top edge of the door and the ceiling for the proper installation of door.
Also, check how far the door frame protrudes from the wall. If it goes over 2,5 cm, 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 door width = width of the door opening + min. 6 mm. The length of the sliding track is = door width x 2.
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).