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Tips For Choosing The Best Pocket Door Hardware

Selecting the right pocket door hardware is actually a simple process if you are already aware of the basics. The most important information that you need to know in order to prevent any installation problems from arising later is the thickness of the door as well as the clearance space between the face of the door and its trim molding surrounding the pocket opening of the door. Below are some tips that we have put together to help you choose the best pocket door hardware.

Trim Molding

For trim molding that is installed very close to the door, you can easily achieve a clean look. However, it does not provide much space for the pocket door pulls to make way when the door is being slid in and out of the wall pocket. Most types of pocket door pulls need only 3/32” clearance on both sides but some may need 1/8” or more on both sides. Always check the specified projection of the hardware to make sure it can clear any existing trim moldings.

Door Thickness

You need to know the thickness of the door before buying most pocket door passage and privacy locksets, and when you wish to install a pair of flush pulls on one side and another directly opposite. Find out the depth of each flush pull to make sure that the combined depth does not exceed the door thickness.

Installation

You also need to consider the installation process. There are typically two types of installation with one requiring the mechanism to be mortised into the door while the other will need a portion of the door to be removed before being able to accept the main body. It is highly recommended for the installation to be done by a professional.

Single Pocket Door

Do you need the single pocket door as an entrance to a bathroom or bedroom? Pocket door hardware comes with a privacy feature that can serve as a typical door lever when used on a swinging door. It prevents the pocket door from opening accidentally and it has a turn button that latches the door from sliding and an emergency release outside. There is no latching mechanism for pocket door passage sets. They only have an edge pull and two flush pulls. This type of passage set is used on doors that are not used to maintain privacy. For pocket doors that need secured locking, a keyed pocket door lock is needed.

Double Pocket Doors

Double pocket doors that converge in the middle or slide out from either side consist of pocket door passage sets or edge pulls and flush pulls. The hardware for these door passage sets is the same as what you will get for a single pocket door. Pocket door jamb bolts installation done on each door is simple whereby privacy locks are added to double pocket doors. For privacy locking, you need to make use of double pocket door locks with the same hardware. The installation process differs from the hardware installation for a single pocket door.

Buy Top-Quality Pocket Door Hardware from Hinge Outlet, Inc. Today

Hinge Outlet, Inc. provides free shipping for any orders above $100 and provides product exchanges if customers ordered the wrong finish or size. We also offer refunds if you are not satisfied with the product quality.

If you have any questions about our pocket door hardware, feel free to contact us today.

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