Closet door manufactures are becoming more in tune with the desires of the homeowner. Glass closet sliding doors can be controlled with top mounted hardware to help the user control track and hardware problems that seem to be a major concern with floor track mounted systems. The building industry has embraced this concept to the point that entire home designs are built around these concepts.
The horizontal doors used on closet sliding doors move along a track mounted overhead and a floor guide for stability. To manage the smooth movement they‘ll have cushions and buffers on the ends to prevent damaging adjacent construction to ensure a smooth gliding motion when operated. Closet sliding doors of the vertical variety are seated in a groove, much like dresser drawers to ensure they glide in one direction.
Once relegated to bedrooms, the versatility and creative use of sliding closet doors have found their way into many uses. Some include beautification of the exterior of homes, interior room dividers, decorative storage areas and even garages. The variety of finishes, colors and configurations of closet sliding doors makes them even more useful when you consider the finishes and materials that are available for nearly every application imaginable.