Sliding wardrobe doors were originally created to address space constraints in a bedroom. They have replaced the swinging closet doors which need some extra space to make way for their swinging open and close action. But as the years moved forward, they have literally transformed from being mere functional wardrobe closet components to decorative ones. Being so, interior designers and home owners alike have made them an integral part of bedroom designs and bedroom improvement concepts as well.
There are 3 types of sliding wardrobe doors that have consistently been the favourites for many homes – the wooden types, the mirrored types, and the glass types. Each of these has their own separate and distinct characteristics that have endeared them to many individual’s preferences and tastes for a wardrobe closet door.
Wooden Wardrobe Sliding Doors – These doors are basically crafted out of dense wood such as maple, mahogany, and teak. Although there are other woods that have been used, these 3 woods are the popular choices because of their dense nature and durability. Furthermore, there is a wide variety of styles and designs which can be had ranging from louvered wardrobe closet panels to crafted wooden panels depending on the creativity of the manufacturer.
Mirrored Sliding Wardrobe Doors – These are literally made out of glass materials coupled with a reflective film on the backside of the glass panel. They are actually just big mirrors crafted to function like a sliding door. This also eliminates the need for a separate full-length mirror inside the bedroom. Although they are much heavier than their wooden counterparts, the reflective elegance that they bring make them suitable choices for a wide range of modern bedroom settings. In addition, most, if not all, mirrored sliding doors are laminated for safety purposes.
Glass-Type Sliding Wardrobe Doors – These doors are available in many styles as well. They can blend well with almost any bedroom theme which an interior designer or a home owner prefers. Smoked glass panels are the popular choice for these types of doors. One type of glass material that has gained popularity is Plexiglass due to its tremendous durability. Plexiglass materials have been used in various applications where superior glass strength is essential (i.e., modern aircraft windows, gigantic aquarium panels, and police riot shields). Plexiglass material is also popularly known as acrylic. Although it may be more expensive than ordinary glass, its superior durability gives the wardrobe closet owner more value for money.