Find the best internal sliding door that will work in your space. To find a door, measure your opening for it and choose one to fit. Be sure to consider any hardware already on the wall, which can affect where and how high or low you place a door. Sliding doors come with different options such as panel materials and glass type. Take into account these preferences when choosing a new glass internal sliding door:
WIRED GLASS: Wired Glass is made up of real panes of glass held together by wire, so this variety provides small spaces with more privacy than clear or stained glass because it obscures views from outside of the room while allowing light to filter through during the day. When wired glass is used for internal doors, the glass should be placed in a vertical position, which will keep it from sagging or gathering condensation.
Clear Glass – Clear glass is the most common type of door glass. It provides less privacy than wired glass but allows more light to enter during the day and can help open up smaller spaces. Because it offers little privacy, clear glass panels are usually used on French Doors that lead to outdoor patios or decks where people tend to spend time anyway.
TINTED GLASS: Tinted Glass comes in varying shades of darkness, so you can choose how much natural light gets filtered through your door while also providing some privacy without giving off an opaque look. When tinted glasses are used for internal sliding doors, place them diagonally to allow more light and make the room appear larger.
STAINED GLASS: Stained glass is an art form unto itself as it often reflects light and blocks it out for privacy, which can help open up smaller spaces while also giving an interesting view into the space from outside of the room. When stained glass is used for internal doors, place them vertically so they won’t gather condensation on two sides or sulk and sag over time due to gravity.
DECORATIVE GLASS: Decorative glass is ideal for large sliding doors because it offers a lot of spaciousness and adds style to any kitchen or living area. The decorative glass comes in various colors and looks for interior use, including waves, bubbles, and stone textures that can add a real touch of class to your home. When using decorative glass for internal sliding doors, place them vertically so they won’t gather condensation or sag due to gravity.
COLORED GLASS: Colored glass is an excellent choice for small spaces because it blocks out light without reducing the amount entering the room as tinted glasses will. The colored glass comes in many different colors and finishes, including frosted and etched-glass options. Both allow privacy and light into the space while adding style with their unique textures. When using colored glass for internal sliding doors, place them diagonally to let more natural light filter in during the day and give off the illusion of a larger room.
It is important to choose a glass internal sliding door that will fit the space and provide the type of privacy you want without getting in the way of your lifestyle.