Sliding doors for walk-in wardrobe: how to save space?
Table of contents
1 Varieties door razdvizhek
- 1.1 by design
- 1.2 for completing
2 mount technology
- 2.1 necessary equipment
- 2.2 Algorithm door installation in an opening
- 3 conclusion
Shut wide opening and to save space, you can use the sliding system
Sliding doors for walk-in closet (yes, indeed, for any other room) - it's construction, which not only make it possible to optimize the space, but also to transform the look of a room. They are quite functional and reliable, with a relatively simple device allows you to mount the door on their own. How to do it - now I tell.
Varieties door razdvizhek
The door to the dressing room, it is desirable to make the most compact and lightweight - so use it will be much more convenient. In this case, a small operational load on the workpiece eliminates the massive hinges and locks in favor of construction, moving parallel to the plane of the wall.
Typically sliding structures move along two guides, as in this scheme
A typical sliding door - this painting (or several paintings), which are fixed carriages with roller mechanisms. Sometimes the structure moves along the upper and lower guide, sometimes - simply suspended in the roof rail, fixed at the top.
Version without bottom rail is also possible, but less reliable
Depending on the device the movable part of the mechanism of such isolated species sliding door:
The most common model, which can be both single-leaf and two-leaf. Door panels are moved relative to each other or move parallel to the wall.
In fact, the same Compartment doors, but with three or more blades. All the paintings are moving in parallel, because the installation is required for the installation of several rows of guide profiles.
Setting the cascade doors allows to block a wide enough opening.
Another type of classical razdvizhki, wherein the configuration of blades and guides. When you open the semi-circular flaps move along arc profiles, opening wide enough opening.
Disadvantages of such structures - the high price and large size, complicating installation in model homes.
Foldable structure which upon opening going from one side of the opening.
Door leaf in such models is not integral but separate from prefabricated panels, each panel secured to a separate roller guide.
The frame of the door leaf sliding doors in most cases is made of lightweight and durable aluminum profile. But the filling is different - it affects the design functionality and its appearance.
Option with a web of laminated MDF
- Laminated board. As a base used either medium density board (MDF) or Bole cheap chipboard (particle board). Lamination is carried out with a polymer film that mimics the color and texture of wood.
It is advisable to select lamination, in harmony with the color of the furniture and the general stylistic decision room.
Frosted glazed hide the contents of the room from prying eyes
- Clear / tinted glass. In the manufacture of doors for closets is rarely used, but generally for sliding structures - one of the most popular options. Cheap options frame is divided by partitions into several cells, which establish lists of toughened glass.
Extendable with patterned glass is more suitable for conventional room divider
- Mirror Glass. Here, the door leaf is made whole, and sometimes - with a dense core of chipboard, which provides protection against deflection under its own weight. Mirrored sliding doors for wardrobes are very convenient: they are large area allows you to see yourself in all growth.
For dressing the ideal solution is to install the mirror panels
Scheme of the main elements of the door: it is necessary to focus planning installation
The structures described above, is usually on the order of the size of the doorway of the room. But to mount a door you can own hands: it will suffice minimum skill and a certain set of tools.
We will need:
- Measuring instruments - the level, tape measure, square.
- Hammer drill or a hammer with a drill.
Type drill select in accordance with the door opening pictures.
- I saw on metal for cutting aluminum profiles.
- Stepladder for mounting the top guide.
- Pistol sealant / adhesive.
- Hand tools - screwdrivers, pliers, perhaps - a hammer, etc.
A set of tools to perform the installation
Algorithm door installation in an opening
Sliding doors for wardrobes are mounted on such a scheme:
We align the edge of the opening, bringing them into a single plane. If the project that assumes a pre-established frames, fixing them with adhesive and mechanical fasteners.
Guides of aluminum profiles are cut exactly to the size of the opening.
Mounting of the upper guide rail.
At the top of top guide opening set. For this drill holes in profile with a pitch not more than 450 mm, and then fix the anchor item.
Installation of the bottom rail.
Lower guide set on the floor, align and fix with adhesive.
Additionally, you can fix the profile anchors, but this is done only if the basis of favor soft flooring.
Setting the seal.
On door leaves establish seals (silicone profiles or dust removal brush).
The seal is glued in the groove using the adhesive layer.
Installation and adjustment of the web.
The upper rollers of each leaf plants in the upper guide.
The bottom edge of the door is lifted and set the carriage with wheels on the bottom profile.
If necessary, adjust the position of the opening limiter, or climbing on one of their corners of the door by turning the adjustment screws with an Allen key.
The result of our work should look something like the picture
After installation check how the web is free to move. If everything was done correctly, the sliding system should work easily and without rubbing.
Put a sliding door to the dressing room is relatively simple: learn all the tips given above, watch the video in this article - and to cope with the task almost guaranteed. And if questions do arise, then get advice from experienced masters can be in the comments.