What is a Pocket Door?
Pocket doors are a type of sliding door that slides into a pocket in the wall instead of in front of or behind it. A variant of the pocket door is a “hidden door”, named that due to their hidden nature and the ability to create a nearly invisible door when closed.
Pocket doors are popular for many reasons, one of which is their space saving nature. Traditional sliding doors require the nearby space along the wall to remain empty so that they can open and move into that area. Pocket doors, however, are built to slide directly into the wall, and as such allow you to put furniture, decorations, or anything else along the walls nearby.
Pocket doors often require more engineering to make work, as they need a finished pocket with suitable space inside the nearby wall. This does present a potential hurdle in the construction of your door, however if you plan on doing this before starting construction, it is easy to work into the plans. Also, you can have a pocket door installed in a pre-existing wall assuming the wall is thick enough to allow for it, or you have the means of altering said wall.
Pocket doors are a fun and creative way to provide access to a room, and also tend to last longer than traditional sliding doors seeing as, when opened, they are not exposed to traffic or the elements. If you’re considering the options for a new door in your home or office, consider a pocket door for a unique and fun result!
One popular style of pocket doors are hidden doors, which function the same way, but have some added features to make them practically invisible. Hidden doors are usually designed to blend into the wall around them, providing a near-seamless exterior and, thus, proving incredibly difficult to spot, even if you’re walking right by it. Hidden doors work very similarly to pocket doors, using rails to slide into a hidden space within the nearby wall. Where they differ is that hidden doors often have an additional mechanism to press them up to be flush with the nearby wall, adding to their hidden nature.
Where Sing Core Comes In
Sing Core advanced panels can be used to build sliding doors of any style, including pocket and hidden doors. Our panels are super strong and lightweight, so you get assurance that they can hold up to use, plus their lightweight nature extends the life of the hardware, and as such the door, by a significant amount. Our panels also have a 50-Year Warp Free Guarantee, meaning your door will never warp or twist and become unusable. Many doors risk warping due to their flat and incredibly precise nature, and even the slightest of warps can completely ruin a door’s appearance and functionality. With Sing Core, you never have to worry about your door warping, and we give you 50 years of promise to prove that.