The concept of "Accessories for a wardrobe system" today includes about ten thousand of all kinds of names, parts and elements for various purposes. These include hinges, rollers, rails, handles, shelf supports, brackets, brackets, baskets, boxes, etc. For example, just to ensure the long-lasting and high-quality service of folding doors, it is important to choose the right elements so that they fit together.
Folding door system
The principle of its operation is as follows: as a rule, the door consists of two folding leaves. When opening, both door leaves fold and slide smoothly to the side, smoothly sliding along the guides. When quality folding door hardware is used in the wardrobe system, they will move smoothly and quietly, allowing the door to open with a light push of one hand. This rule works even for heavy massive doors. The right hardware will help you open and close doors without a pop.
The handle on the folding wardrobe door affects not only the appearance of the entire structure, but also its functionality. Most often, sliding and folding wardrobe doors use handles recessed into the interdoor space. Long belt pens are also in demand.
Since fittings for dressing rooms in general and for folding doors in particular are constantly exposed to stress, conscientious manufacturers carry out repeated tests before the serial launch of products. For example, the reliability of a door hinge is tested 200,000 times by opening and closing the door. In addition, the manufacturer gives a guarantee for branded fittings for two years or more.
Features of hardware for sliding doors
This element is one of the most expensive in the entire cost of the product. If you choose low quality fittings, it may not support the heavy weight of the door, which will lead to malfunctions, jamming of the doors and the appearance of extraneous noise during their operation.
Sliding door fittings can be single-sided and double-sided. With one-sided fittings, the door is hung in the upper rail and the lower part of the door is supported by supports from below. The installation scheme for such a door is quite simple to perform. However, this design is not without its drawbacks: since the door is fixed only on one side, it looses over time and does not close well. In addition, this design is noisier.
With a two-way system, the fasteners hold the door with the upper and lower rails. This system consists of door rails and a floor profile. Sliding carriages are inserted into both tires. This design is considered more reliable than one-sided.
The videos deserve special attention. Inexpensive videos are often of poor quality. They are made of plastic. Higher quality is considered to be silicone or rubber rollers with shock-absorbing tires. The quality of the rollers determines how noisy the doors in the dressing room will be.
Types of sliding mechanisms
The sliding mechanism includes:
Top and bottom guides. If the wardrobe system is in the entire height of the room, then the upper rails are attached to the ceiling, and the lower ones to the floor
Canvas frame. Most often they are aluminum or steel
Rollers above and below. Quiet rollers have bearings on the inside and Teflon coated on the outside
The spegel is a layer of lint that protects the inside of the cabinet from dust and dampens the door
The crossbar is a linear bearing element that serves as a support for the door leaf
In order for all elements of the dressing room to work accurately and without interruptions, it is necessary to periodically tighten the loose mechanism, lubricate all moving elements with machine oil. It is also advisable to clean the guides and other parts from dust and dirt as necessary. In order not to leave scratches and other mechanical damage, use soft cloths and non-abrasive cleaning agents to clean the fittings.
If, after a long period of use, the doors begin to ride poorly on the guides, it is possible that the reason is their deformation. You can align them with a wooden peg by tapping on it with a hammer. In case of replacement of some parts, it is better to purchase fittings from the same company as the rest of the system. Better yet, play it safe and purchase spare parts in advance.