HOW TO CHOOSE DOORS AND BATHROOM DOORS (part 5)
BATHROOM SLIDING DOOR
They are divided into 2 types:
on the roller mechanism;
in the “pencil case”.
Both models open easily, save about 1 m of space in front of them, look original. This can be fixed in one position and left ajar for ventilation.
But – we recommend choosing a sliding system if other options are less rational in comparison with it. You will have to pay more for it than for swinging, if only because the hardware with locks is more expensive. Installing the structure is not easy, especially if you need hidden installation “in the pencil case”, which also contributes to the cost.
The stop factor for sliding doors will be the lack of sufficient free space on the adjacent wall. The ledges, other doors, shields, sconces will interfere with the movement of the canvas. Note that neither the roller nor the foam systems are leaky, so some part of the moisture will come out.
If you choose between rollers and a pencil case, then the first is cheaper and more convenient, for example, in terms of maintainability and replacement. If the canvas gets bored, you can install another on the same hardware.
A “pencil case” is installed if there is at least 1 meter of free wall on both sides, and also about 30 cm is left in the upper part for installing a cornice.
Successful solutions for the sliding system “in the pencil case”:
Independently expand the opening to the desired size.
Replace the double door.
Set the false wall yourself, where the canvas will move.
Do not save on accessories, because she will have to work in high humidity. Make sure it is made of stainless steel or has a corrosion-resistant coating.
Sliding doors to the bathroom and toilet Sliding doors to the bathroom and toilet
FOLDING BATHROOM DOORS
Designs fold into an accordion or into a book. They also save space, while not requiring free meters around them, because even in open form they remain inside the opening.
The pluses are originality, ease of opening, tightness. In the minuses – the high cost of components, expensive installation.
In one system, the convenience of a sliding door and the reliability of a swing door are combined. The canvas opens in any direction. The model works like a pendulum mechanism. The bearing link is the axis installed in the center of the opening. When opened, the canvas opens and moves to the side. It turns out that in the open form part of the door protrudes into the next room, and the other half remains in the bathroom.
Advantages – beauty, exclusive, convenient operation. Cons – high cost, constant exposure to moisture on expensive hardware. Do not take risks and choose a rotor door if the opening is very close to the sink or bathroom.
DOOR SIZES – WHICH HAPPEN AND HOW TO CHOOSE THE OPTIMUM ON QUALITY AND PRICE
Do you want to change the door to the bathroom or bought a house without interior decoration, incl. without interior doors. Your task is to find a structure (or several) that will fit into the openings. You measured the length, height, diagonals. The further scenario can develop in different ways:
The opening corresponds to the dimensions of GOST (190 cm to 55-60 cm or 200 cm to 60-90 cm).
The opening is too high or wide, or both.
The first situation is simpler: everything is here – a large selection of colors, textures, decor, materials, price range – from 1900 rubles. up to 100000 rub. and higher.
Door an ecointerline interval with an aluminum edge in a bathroom Door an ecointerline interval with an aluminum edge in a bathroom
If the doors do not fit the standards, you have to think about where to buy them. Option 2:
Find a factory in which the production of doors with custom sizes is put on stream.
Call the measurer and make an individual order.
The first method is profitable because it is fast and economical. If the factory line is wide enough, which includes tall and wide models, it means that they are most likely available, or their production will take the same time as the manufacture of structures according to GOST.
The advantage of the second option is the ability to order a door with an exclusive design, but such a product will cost 2-3 times more expensive. Production will stretch for a month, no less. Not to mention the need to make several identical models, the outer side of which will go into one hall or into the living room.
If there is no manufacturer with a wide range of doors in the city, try adjusting the opening to the accepted standards. For example, expand or narrow it. You may not win much in price, but decide on choosing a bathroom door once and for all. If the canvas does not fit 2-3 centimeters, you can carefully trim it from above. The method is not suitable for film structures, but it will solve the problem of installing non-standard doors from an array.