Jan 08, 2020 9:40 am
I'm going to install a sliding door into my laundry to separate from my kitchen (old door was a bi-fold that never really got out of the way properly and was a huge pain). My question is what type of door should I be getting?
The door height is 2020mm and the width that would work best is 720mm (750 at most) and I had assumed that I'd want a hollow door so it was easier to slide. my partner is keen on the Barn door style look but they all start at 850mm and seem to be solid construction.
I dont want it to feel cheap and dinky, but also dont want it to weigh a tonne and set off like a runaway train when you heave it open. Im not looking to install a grand feature style door, Its just meant to hide the ugliness of the laundry and block out the washer and dryer sounds a touch when in use.
To boil down my question: does the weight of the door (solid vs hollow) make much difference in how it operates when sliding, and are there any other considerations I should take (sliding mechanism/kit etc) from anyone with experience?
Re: New Sliding door type2
Jan 08, 2020 10:08 am
A solid core door would help with noise reduction. We’ve got a Hume system that slides easily and is soft close, so no banging shut
Re: New Sliding door type3
Jan 08, 2020 10:31 pm
No problem at all get a semi solid or solid door from Corinthian or Hume both from bunnings.
Install attached track https://www.bunnings.com.au/lockwood-2m ... t_p3980052
If installed properly there will be no issue with the weight pushing the door.
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Re: New Sliding door type5
Jan 09, 2020 9:37 pm
If it's just in a laundry I wouldn't be bothering with the barn door. Just go with a 770 sliding door in a solid to keep the noise down and a decent quality quad wheel runner and track.
It will slide quietly and easily. Have a simple pelmet built to cover the track and it will look nice a neat.
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