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Hacks for Choosing Sliding Door

Sep 11th 2014 at 12:44 AM

Modern home decoration ideas tend to save space, customize according to needs and environmental friendly, practicability etc. sliding door not only can provide sealing function to wardrobe and walk-in closet, but also can have space partition and privacy protection function. As there are many categories with different price range on market, how to choose sliding door become a problem. Here are some hacks for you:

 

Check the section bar

 

The section bar on market can be divided into aluminum magnesium alloy and secondary aluminum. The section bar of high quality sliding door is made from aluminum, strontium, copper, magnesium, manganese and so on. It has great advantage on tenacity and its thickness is over 1 mm. The section bar of poor quality is secondary aluminum. The tenacity and service life decreased largely. The section bar of aluminum magnesium alloy often uses primary color and do not add coating. But some manufactures sell seconds at best quality prices by coating on the surface of secondary aluminum. Therefore, customer should ask the manufacturer show the cross section of product to identify the product is made from aluminum magnesium alloy or secondary aluminum.

 

Check the height of sliding rail

 

The rationality of rail has direct effect on the use comfort level and service life of sliding door. Customer should choose rail with good foot touch and convenient to clean style. For safety consideration of kids and senior, the height of sliding door rail should be less than 5 mm.

 

Listen to the vibration of pulley

 

There are two sets of pulley on sliding door – the upper side and the down side. The upper pulley plays guide role. Customer often neglects it for it is on the upper side of sliding door. The structure of high quality upper pulley is complicate. It not only has bearing, but also has aluminum block to fix it – the function of aluminum block is to make the pulley slide smoothly and steady, and make it noise free. There is a mistake that some customer may think the lighter the sliding door is when slide, the better the sliding quality is. High quality sliding door should have certain dead-weight, smooth in sliding but have no vibration.


Select shatterproof glass

 

Except the sliding door of wall cabinet, glass occupies large part of sliding door. The quality of glass decides the price of sliding door. Toughened glass is the best choice for it will not hurt people when break and high security coefficient. Glass on sliding door should be transparent and bright.

 

The fastness of edge sealing

 

PVC rubber and silicone are popular glue tape on market. Silicone has better effect. It will not erode section bar, glass and cross-band veneer. PVC edge band has the feature of firm edge banding, flat surface, vivid color, not fading, peeling and deformation.

 

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