Sliding door systems are one of the hottest commercial interior features right now. Trending in office interiors, commercial spaces and residential homes, straight sliding door systems add a creative touch to interior designs. From a single sliding door, to double sliding, working sliding doors into your demountable wall systems is a natural solution for changing commercial interiors. Telescoping doors on sliding door systems can be a great solution for large entries or to separate rooms in commercial spaces but they can be difficult to maintain. Nxtwall does not offer a telescoping door option at this time. Our single and double sliding door options are efficient and affordable and can be used on existing traditional walls as well as in combination with glass walls and other demountable wall materials.
Types of sliding door systems
Straight Sliding Door Systems
Sliding doors can be used in place of hinged or pivot doors. Straight sliding doors offer the same functionality and space division in a variety of widths with a small operational footprint.
Single Sliding Door
Mounted onto a single track, single sliding doors can be recessed inside a wall to be concealed or they can be designed to slide out of the way to rest along side the wall to be visible when open or closed while still opening up the entrance completely so views are not blocked.
Bi-Parting Sliding Door
A similar one track system with two doors that are opened from the center by pushing both doors or one door or either door left or right.
A quick jaunt around Pinterest and you’ll see crafty interior decorators and designers creative solutions for commercial entries using straight sliding door systems. From old barn doors, graffiti filled freight doors, garage door panels, corrugated metal and someone has to have constructed one of pallets by now!
Benefits of lateral open and straight sliding door systems:
- greater space flexibility and efficient use
- save on valuable square footage required by swing
- unique style and look
- repurpose existing materials
- match glass sliding door with interior glass walls
- ability to mount to drywall / gypsum / existing walls
- ability to mount to demountable wall frames
- single or double sliding doors
- easier to maneuver around than pivot or swing doors
- can be designed to satisfy ADA compliance and green building initiatives
At NxtWall we can incorporate nearly any repurposed, unique interior door design onto our safe lateral open door hardware system. Our straight sliding door tracks provide ease in entering and exiting all types of offices, classrooms, conference rooms and a variety of commercial spaces. If a repurposed door isn’t appropriate for your decor you can still reap the benefits of a sliding door with a new door design. Nxtwall offers door designs that will match the materials and colors of the demountable walls you have chosen.
Our sliding door hardware can be mounted to drywall as well as all Nxtwall demountable wall frames. From wood panel doors to glass etched doors to steel doors, most interior door openings can be adorned with a double or single straight sliding door system to compliment your chosen decor. Lateral opening door rails can be manufactured to any length to fit the expanse of your wall. Doors can be as tall as 84”or 7’.
Design Ideas for Doors on straight sliding door systems:
- repurposed barn doors
- shoji style doors (double of single)
- repurposed exterior doors used for storage areas / closets
- trompe l’oeil painted doors
- stained glass or etched glass doors
- farm style exterior doors for interior spaces
- natural wood pieces
- multiple glass pane door
We have installed beautiful and contemporary glass office doors on sliding door tracks that are attached to glass demountable office walls, as well as on entrances with traditional drywall. When installed properly with professionally designed hardware systems, lateral opening, straight sliding door systems are quiet and roll smoothly. Straight sliding door systems can be built to hold most any weight door. Doors are secured at the top only. Once the sliding door hardware is installed the door is lifted onto the hardware and is ready for use. Our simple wheel and rail system has encapsulated ball bearings with two nylon wheels that reduce noise when door is open or closed.
Have you seen unique use of sliding doors outside of Pinterest? We would love to see some samples of unique uses of doors and repurposed materials as lateral open doors in interior spaces. Post your ideas and photos if you have them!