Whether as a room divider, for cupboards or chests of drawers: sliding doors are ideal wherever space needs to be saved. Unlike doors that open, they do not require any additional space when opening and are therefore ideal for all living situations in which things are a bit cramped. To see wallpapers for the living room, please check listofledlights.
Maybe you are looking for a noble front for your wardrobe that fits harmoniously into the overall picture of your bedroom or dressing room ? Or would you like to hide unsightly folders in the study behind a plain sliding door? When configuring made-to-measure furniture, we offer you the opportunity to choose from a variety of modern and practical sliding doors for cupboards, chests of drawers as well as for highboards or sideboards.
With us, you not only determine the dimensions and interior design of your piece of furniture yourself, but also the respective door variant and the design of the fronts. But how exactly are sliding doors installed and what needs to be considered when installing the sliding door? It doesn’t matter whether you want to install a glass sliding door in the bathroom as a splash guard for the shower, for example, or use an elegant wooden sliding door as a decorative privacy screen in front of a wall niche: we will give you helpful tips for assembling the sliding door.
Sliding doors: practical and stylish alternative to ordinary wardrobe doors
Closet or shelving systems with sliding doors are ideal for you if you want more space at home. Whether you want to set up a personal home office in the living room, bedroom or study , or want to make the best possible use of a niche under a sloping roof as storage space: sliding doors are not only a practical, but also a visually appealing alternative to classic cupboard doors. For equipping a walk-in dressing room or for bathroom furniture in small bathrooms, sliding doors are also a good choice. And if you want to make the best possible use of the space available in your hallway, it’s worth thinking about a shoe cabinet or other storage furniture with sliding doors. Even corner cabinets can be fitted with sliding doors. This means even more design freedom when configuring your desired furniture. Incidentally, installing the sliding door is easier than you might think!
We would like to introduce you to the principle of our sliding doors in more detail in this article. In our opinion, the best mechanisms are the ones that are not only ingenious but also simple. Complicated constructions with many individual parts harbor many sources of error during assembly and can pose a real challenge in terms of assembly. Luckily, the practical principle of our sliding doors is quickly explained and easy to understand. Just take a look at our photo gallery for quick and easy sliding door assembly – and your new custom-made furniture will be ready in just a few steps!
Don’t be afraid of the sliding door structure
Would you like to install a sliding door as a room divider, use it as a space-saving closing element for a cupboard or shelving system, or install a sliding door in the bathroom to protect against view or splash water? As we know from experience, the installation of sliding doors always raises questions. Some customers have their doubts, especially when it comes to the idea of assembling a large piece of furniture such as a wardrobe with sliding doors yourself. But don’t worry: The sliding door assembly is not complicated and can be easily carried out even by the inexperienced. If you also have respect for the construction of your sliding door made-to-measure furniture, simply take a look at our series of pictures. You will be amazed at how easy it is to attach our pre-assembled sliding doors. The essential elements of your sliding door system are the bottom rail, the ceiling track and the sliding door. In our example, a four-leaf sliding door is mounted on a cabinet.
1st step: mount the ceiling rail
Our sliding door system is a “standing system”, which means that the sliding door is not hung in, but rests on the floor rail. The ceiling rail is therefore primarily used as a guide for the sliding door and is therefore also called a guide rail. This reduces the load capacity of the ceiling to a minimum.
Before the sliding door is actually installed, holes are first drilled for attaching the ceiling rail. To do this, hold the guide rail at the intended point on the ceiling and drill through the rail into the ceiling.
Then you knock the dowels into the drill holes and screw the guide rail tight. This completes the first of three steps. Your guide rail is fixed and ensures that your sliding door can no longer tip over.
2nd step: Attach floor rail
In the second step you attach the floor rail. Narrow grooves are milled into this rail, in which the rollers of the sliding door run. We have two different types of rails: recessed and surface-mounted rails. If no floor has been laid yet, embedded rails are particularly suitable. The attached floor rail is only 4.5 mm flat and lowered on the sides. This means that it is not an obstacle for wheelchair users either.
The floor rail is aligned with the ceiling rail. To do this, simply lower a plumb line from the ceiling rail to the floor so that you can see where exactly you have to attach the floor rail. Commercially available silicone, which is included in the scope of delivery, is sufficient to fix the floor rail to a solid surface. When installing the sliding door on carpet, the floor rail can also be screwed tight.
3rd step: Insert sliding doors
Our sliding doors are completely pre-assembled. You insert them by first inserting the top end into the guide rail and then placing the bottom end on the bottom rail.
That’s it with the sliding door installation when building a closet. By the way, with our made-to-measure furniture configurator , you can not only take the furniture but also the room planning into your own hands. For example, construct a walk-in dressing room, a clever room divider or replace passage doors with modern, barrier-free sliding doors. Let yourself be inspired and let your very individual furnishing dream come true with the help of our planning tool with just a few clicks!