If one is considering remodeling their home, the home improvement project should first start with the closet. Every homeowner has experienced issues with a closet getting out of control as well as wondering what to do with unsightly closets. Multi-fold closet doors are the best face-lift one can give to any closet.
1. Is the door track and hardware the same for bi-fold and multi-fold closet style doors?
There are numerous options for door track pulls and hardware for both these styles of doors. The hardware is very much the same. One should not change the hardware unless of course, one is purchasing new door types.
Multi-fold closet doors are similar to accordion style doors. They are made of panels of wood and other fabrics that cascade up and down. These doors take up small amounts of space, which can prove useful for homeowners trying to hide certain unsightly areas such as closets or laundry rooms.
2. Multi-fold doors appear great but how are they with sound insulation?
These doors will not provide good sound insulation; however, they do work as great privacy dividers. Ensure you have the right track and hardware kits to install the door correctly. They are also great for privacy dividers when sectioning off rooms from each other.
Before selecting any closet hardware, ensure that you choose the right hardware for the door to be installed. The correct hardware kit for multi-fold closet doors is the multi-slide hardware kit. One must be equipped with the right tools and kits in order to successfully install a multi-fold closet door.
3. What comes in the multi-slide hardware kit? Will I have to purchase extra supplies?
The kit should contain everything you will need in a convenient all-in-one package; you will not need to purchase extras to install the closet doors. The multi-slide hardware kit contains the following items:
1. Door hanger
2. Bottom pivot bracket
3. Bottom pivot door guide
4. Pivot lock
5. Multifold track
6. Top pivot set
7. Surface mount
Within today’s closet door industry, virtually any door can be utilized as a multi-fold system. One can utilize grooved, glass, flat panels, or even mission style. The only limitation with this type of system is door size and weight. The multi-fold hardware kit is a great asset with the installment of this type of door system.
4. Can this type of door system be fitted by the manufacturer in accordance with the sizes I need?
This type of door system is typically designed to fit wider areas. The doors are commonly installed in openings with widths of 24-96. These doors are also able to fit into openings of 36 feet in width. If you have an issue with the sizes of these doors, you can always have one custom made to fit any length needed to achieve your home improvement goal. Make sure to discuss your requirements with the retailer before purchasing.
Multi-fold closet doors are similar to the bi-fold door system. The multi-fold system contains six panels, which go to the right, and six panels, which go to the left. All panels utilize the same opening. There are two different series of hardware kits available for this type of door; 100RD and 200RD.
5. What is the difference between the 100RD multi-fold hardware kit and the 200RD multifold hardware kit?
The 200RD Multi-fold hardware kit utilizes the same thickness in the panel as the 100RD; however, if one needs to support panels up to size 36″ wide, this is doable. The 200RD also supports a maximum weight of 75 pounds per panel. The 100RD Multi-folding hardware kit utilizes panels the size of 12″ – 24″ in width. The panels are also 108″ in length with a maximum weight of 60 pounds.
Both the 100RD and the 200RD system will only accommodate six panels from either direction.
Multi-fold closet doors are often referred to as accordion doors. Both these folding doors have panels, which move over to one side the same as bi-fold closet doors. The multi-fold door system takes up less room in comparison to other types of doors. These doors can be installed on a track or rolled away from one point to another.
6. What is the difference between bi-fold closet doors and multi-fold closet doors?
Bi-fold closet doors take up a considerable amount of space in comparison to multi-fold closet doors. The thickness of materials is different as well with the multi-fold system panels being thinner in comparison to the bi-fold system panels. Both are great choices for your closets but one must determine exactly what they are trying to achieve when choosing between these two great systems.
The 200RD multi-fold hardware is designed to handle heavy door panels in commercial or residential usage. This hardware has adjustable bottom pivot sockets as well as four-wheeled bearing hangers.
7. How long are the tracks with the 200RD hardware kits?
The lengths available for this hardware kit is up to 192″
200RD multi-fold doors are used in various configurations. If one has a set of doors on one particular side, six on the opposite side, or other configurations this system of doors can be utilized.
8. Can I only use the 200RD multi-fold series for closets?
The 200RD multi-fold system door can be utilized in applications other than closets. They can be used in businesses, homes, and as hall and room dividers. This depends on your taste and style and what a homeowner is trying to achieve with the product.
Multi-fold closet doors can be pre-hung from the bottom or top of a closet. These doors are custom-made and come with door leaves and transoms. The sill assemblies are custom made to go along with one’s materials of the home. These doors are ideal for straight, s-curved, in corners and curved units.
9. Can one use these doors outside?
Yes, the multi-fold doors can be utilized outside just to ensure the material is suitable for outdoor use.
Tri-folding doors are great for large glass openings. These doors prove elegant and stylish while meeting the needs of homeowners. These types of doors look great in beach homes or cabins. They are available in aluminum, clad, and wood framing.
10. How many panels will I need for hanging the tri-folding door up in my home.
The number of panels, which go into your wall, depends on the design, width, height, and glazing. There is a limit of hinged panels, which stack to one side within a maximum width of 36″.