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.
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.
These designs can be changed in several different ways. Just like a car, doors come with options that a consumer must choose from. The first and most basic choice is the size of the door. Doors come in sizes ranging from 30" wide to 80" tall as a standard size and increase to 60" wide and 96" tall. Anything above the standard is considered a custom door and may increase the cost of the door. Thickness can also vary from 7/8" to 1-3/8".