The favorite sliding door model is with only the top rail. Such doors are not restricted by a lower rail or an additional sill. Thanks to the covering strips and sleek design, the mechanism of the sliding door itself is not visible. We usually complete the sliding door with soft closing mechanisms on both sides, so the door opens quietly and easily.
To save space indoors or for a truly unique design, you can always choose sliding steel-glass partitions:
- with top rail only, when the door is attached to the wall, ceiling or hidden in a pocket;
- with lower rail – most commonly used in various cabinet systems;
- with visible top rail (loft style door);
If necessary, sliding doors can be installed in niches – thus minimizing the area occupied by the door. Such doors can be hidden in a niche.
Lower rail systems are quite flexible in terms of options. They are most commonly used in cabinet systems where a sufficiently strong rail mounting to the ceiling or wall is not possible.
The choice of loft-style sliding doors is usually determined by the interior design when a door becomes an important design accent. They are chosen by fans of industrial home interiors.