There are several popular applications for barn door hardware. One example is for separating one room from another where before there was just an open doorway. For example, an open passageway between a den and a hallway. Here barn door hardware can be used in a 2-door sliding system where the doors can slide into the open position unobtrusively, or slide into the closed position to partition that room.
Another use of the hardware has a smaller end application. It can be used for a unique and rustic window covering, or for an entertainment center covering. The doors in this type of application are smaller with varying widths and heights, depending on the size of the window or television that is being covered.
The type of use that is to be highlighted here is with glass doors. These are commonly found in bathrooms and are often lightly etched in part or whole to give them that classic “frosty” or “cloudy” white look. Frosted glass doors not only make for great shower doors, but they’re also fantastic as bathroom entry doors.
Because of the fragile nature of glass doors, the movement hardware must be particularly gentle. Flat track barn door hardware is perfect for this. The sliding action allows the glass to gently roll back and forth into the open and closed position. With upgraded “Quiet Wheels,” the door can roll back and forth even more quietly and gently. And with door stop cushions, homeowners don’t have to worry about the door coming to a rough stop at the end of the track.
Standard flat track hardware is designed for wood doors and isn’t suited for glass. But with special washers and spacers, the hardware is perfect. And with a flat black finish, barn door hardware acts as an exceptional compliment to interior glass doors.