The sliding doors with japanese shoji paper make a great visual impact! Elegant and sophisticated, they are generally used as doors to divide a room in two parts or to create walk-in wardrobe. Japanese sliding doors are generally used for:
In houses with sloping roofs, the japanese sliding doors can still be installed easily. Depending on the type of roof, it's possible to create:
If your roof has wooden beams, we recommend installing plasterboard closures above the doors. The use of different materials will highlight the design of your ceiling.
The most common sliding system for the doors uses metal runners placed on top of the closure and covered with wooden panels. This solution allows to leave the floor free of runners.
The frame of the division can be completed with wooden pillars along the walls where the sliding doors come to a halt. Such elements allow for the doors to be completely closed at the sides because they even out the possible imperfections of the walls.
Special dowels screwed into the floor under the doors (not visible) avoid any swinging movements of the modules. But the division consists of 3 doors that can be closed all on one side (with a triple metal runner), instead of the dowels, it will be necessary to use a wooden runner on the floor that goes from one end of the door system all the way to the other so that the doors will not swing at all during their whole movement from left to right.
A wood on wood sliding system is, as a matter of fact, the most typical type sliding system you will find in japanese homes, but this system is best indicated only for lightweight doors with simple paper or fabric covering.
The runners can be applied on top of the floor as in fig. 1, or they can be built into the floor as in fig. 2.
It's also possible to request the double or triple runners with sloping sides. This feature can reduce the risk of stumbling on the floor runners.
The slope can be applied on only one side as in fig. 3, or on both sides as in fig. 4.
If the runners are fixed to vertical walls, the sliding doors must slide sideways externally along the wall. If the runners are fixed to the ceiling, the doors can slide within the opening. These are called ceiling sliding doors:
fixed to the wall fixed to the ceiling
The doors can be made with several widths. Sliding doors for room divisions should generally have a wooden grid on both sides as they are both always visible. Depending on the width, the grid can be made in different ways:
We can also create 42 mm thick sliding doors that slide inside walls. We work well with frames made by Scrigno or Eclisse but we can also evaluate different constructors.
Moreover we create 42 mm thick swinging doors on hinges in japanese style.
For the sliding and swinging doors we create all the necessary profiles and provide an anti-dust kit.
For all these types of doors we can add lock systems.
If you wish to allow light to pass through the door, we can offer the following coatings:
If you prefer an opaque covering that does not allow light to pass, we offer the following:
You can use our Shoji doors to partially close an opening of the house and create a sense of order.