Sliding Door Hardware

Barn door hardware is quickly gaining popularity. But why? Here we’ll briefly touch on a few reasons.

Barn door hardware, also known as sliding door hardware or flat track hardware, has become a popular new alternative to pocket doors. There are several reasons for this, but here are just a few.

1) Solid Construction

Sliding hardware, given its traditional application as barn door hardware, is made of solid steel. The standard track is 2″ wide by 1/4″ thick, making it strong and durable. Standard track systems can bear doors that weigh up to 400lbs! Additionally, the bearings in the wheels of the door hangers are guaranteed lubricated for life. Essentially, these sliding door hardware systems are built to outlast the life of your home.

2) Sliding doors = exciting! Pocket doors = outdated!

Okay, so perhaps you have pocket doors in your home. That’s totally okay, no one will judge. But as you may notice, their popularity is quickly fading, and if you DO have those doors you probably know exactly why. First, homeowners these days are wanting to really take pride in the aesthetics of their home. Pocket doors merely serve as a means to an end: to act as a door if needed, otherwise to disappear out of sight. People these days are wanting to showcase their doors and make them part of a room’s decor. Pocket doors don’t allow for this at all. Sliding hardware lets the homeowner proudly display their door as part of a room’s decor.

Another reason pocket doors are slipping out of style is because of the inconveniently small latches that act as the door’s closing mechanism. When that door is tucked away in the wall, it will typically stay there for the majority of its life, and that’s largely due to the fact that the little latch is awkward and inconvenient. Doors that are on a sliding door hardware system remain outside the wall, making them easily accessible. Additionally since they remain outside the wall, this gives homeowners the exciting opportunity to attach a unique and classy pull to their door.

3) Unique finishes

These sliding hardware systems are available in a variety of finishes from Flat Black to Weathered Rust. A flat black finish is ideal for any setting, particularly in home offices, business offices, or anywhere else a contemporary style is desired. Also, a flat black finish is perfect for glass doors.

Another finish that is popular is the Acrylic Clear Coat finish. The entire system, including the track and hangers, is coated in an acrylic clear coat that seals and protects the steel, while at the same time preserving the rustic nature of a raw mill steel look. This finish is just right for any door that has a slightly aged look to it. Dining rooms, bedrooms, and kitchens are popular destinations for hardware with this finish.

Barn door hardware is a unique trend that is growing fast. With as an exciting alternative to pocket doors with its solid construction and unique finishes, it is no wonder why homeowners and designers alike are turning to sliding door hardware for their doorway needs.

Toilet Partition Hardware For the Small Business Owner

How do I purchase toilet partition hardware? Toilet partition hardware is typically purchased in one of two ways: either through a general contractor or through a toilet partition hardware supplier such as our company. In either case, your supplier or contractor should work with you to identify your needs, work within your price ranges, and make sure all installed equipment is up to code.

How do I know what toilet partition hardware I need? Your supplier should be able to assist you fully in making your purchasing decisions. If your business is near the supplier from whom you are purchasing, a sales representative may be able to come to your business and assess your hardware needs. In many cases, your supplier will be able to assess your restroom partition hardware needs through examining a floor plan of your restroom.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of working with a general contractor versus a toilet partition hardware supplier? General contractors will manage your entire construction project. Instead of hiring and working with members from each trade needed in your construction project, (plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc.), you’ll work with only one person who will sub-contract any other tradespersons you need for the project. When working with a general contractor, you will pay slightly more than you might if you hired each tradesperson in your construction team individually.

However, if you’re a person who doesn’t know much about construction, working with a general contractor can provide you peace of mind and ensure that your construction project is completed in a timely manner. We typically recommend working with a general contractor in the case of new buildings and comprehensive remodels where more than three trades will be involved. Our company offers both general contracting services and specific restroom partition services.

How do I make sure my restroom is in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? In almost all cases, federal law mandates that at least one of your restrooms/stalls be fully accessible to handicapped persons. A good restroom partition hardware supplier will work with you to ensure that you purchase equipment that allows you to be in full compliance with the law. They will also work with you throughout the installation process to ensure that all of your hardware and partitions are installed to code.

What are the advantages of working with a local supplier? In addition to looking at your architectural plans, if necessary, a local toilet partition hardware supplier will be able to visit your small business to get a better sense of your needs. Our company serves the San Francisco Bay Area, and we not only visit our clients’ businesses when necessary, but are available at any time for on-site customer support if you need any after installation assistance with our hardware.

I already have fully functioning, up to code restrooms, but I need a few replacement toilet partition hardware parts. Do you sell and install individual replacement parts? Yes, we sell individual parts. You should contact one of our sales representatives to make sure you are ordering the correct part and to discuss options for installation.