Features Door Designs without plat-bands and with Hidden Box
- The difference of doors without platbands from the traditional version.
- Invisible doors
- Scope of application
- The material used in the manufacturing of hidden doors
- The advantages of hidden interior doors
- Dimensions and installation
- Preparing walls for installation
- Installation of a hidden door
- Types of Invisibles doors
The desire to make a unique design led to the creation of these special doors. This is a hidden door without trim. This design completely merges with the wall. This unusual solution allows you to visually expand the space. The absence of a classic door gives the interior an exceptional look.
The difference of doors without platbands from traditional
Classic door frames have clearly defined frames. They accurately mark the boundary of the entrance to the wall. The joint between the frame and the wall is closed with platbands. Even with the platbands painted in the color of the wall, they will stand out noticeably. This greatly limits the design possibilities, since in this case, the door is one of the main elements of the interior and difficult to hide.
The modern interior demands presence in the most minimum of details. This led to the creation of stocks without platbands.
Bathroom door designs or, entrance doors can be mounted independently. Metal structures are best fastened with special nails.
A block installed within the wall, having no box or platbands, makes even a classic design look original. With this solution, only a small gap in the wall can be seen, which can be painted in the color of the walls. To install the door in the same plane with the wall, a special hidden box is used, which generally not visible. The only fragment that remains noticeable is a small gap between the canvas and the box. The door panel can be chosen in any color, it can also become a continuation of the pattern on the wall. Due to the use of hidden hinges and the absence of all the usual door trim, it is located on the same plane with the wall.
This solution will suit both modern and classic interiors. Visually expands the space, you can resort to an elegant, delicate style. Door leaves can be covered with wallpaper or painted, to ideally fit into a single design.
“If it is desired to make the entranceway unobtrusive on both sides, double-sided hidden doors can be used. The double-sided is installed to match the walls in both rooms.”
The thickness of the canvas, in this case, is equal to the thickness of the wall. In this case, the panel is made of a skeleton or of a low-density array, which makes the design quite light.
Scope of application
When is it necessary to put in a door without the trim?
- If there are many doors in the room, then massive wooden constructions with platbands significantly overload the space. Invisible doors will make passages less visible, which will free up space.
- When you have a narrow doorway that does not allow for the installation of platbands or openings associated with the wall.
- Rooms with rounded walls or irregularly shaped entrances. The non-standard layout requires non-standard solutions.
- Interiors styled in minimalism or high-tech aesthetic, requiring a minimum of detail and clear lines. Doors without trims compliments a modern interior.
- Baby proofing a space. The use of hidden handles and hinges significantly increases safety for children.
- When you need to visually expand the space, especially in small rooms. When designing an interior, the use of hidden structures will not be limited to the space defined by the passage.
- Installing a door that does not attract attention or is invisible. Blocks without casings merge with the finishing of surfaces, which make them virtually invisible.
The material used in the manufacturing of hidden doors
The use of stealth doors offers a great advantage in creating a modern, original interior design that is different from classic solutions. Jambs without casings allow you to come up with original looks. Such an opportunity came through the use of hidden door frames. When placed in the tone of the wall, the door becomes almost invisible.
In addition to hidden door frames, a number of elements are used, such as especially hidden hinges, magnetic or hidden locks, magnetic seals, and hidden handles. This hardware allows you to achieve maximum realism when simulating the surrounding wall's space.
There are many materials and styles available in the finish of the door leaf. Such panels are made from exotic woods or can be painted with acrylic paints in the colors of the common room palette. Acrylic paints come in both glossy and matte finishes. It is also possible to use exclusive materials, such as Swarovski crystals.
“Door frames for concealed structures are made of aluminum, which gives the structure a solid margin of safety. For surface finishing at the assembly stage, special MDF is used.”
The most popular finishing materials:
- acrylic coating;
- plain and structural plaster;
- panels with different textures;
- mirror coating;
- leather cover;
The advantages of hidden interior doors
Blocks with a hidden box have several advantages over the classic interior doors:
- comfort and functionality;
- Gives the space a unique and modern feel;
- Provides good sound and heat insulation;
- Large selection of finishing materials and colors;
- The ability to completely hide the entranceway;
- Modern individual design;
- Robust and reliable construction.
The design of the hidden door frame allows you to increase the thickness of the door leaf to 50 mm. This solution is very effective in reducing the level of noise.
“The sound insulation of standard interior canvases is 25 dB, the same figure for hidden blocks will be 35 dB, which gives them an undoubted advantage.”
Dimensions and installation
Cloths are made up of 1300x3500 mm. Sometimes the height of the panels is equal to the height of the room in which the unit will be installed. The thickness of the web is from 40 to 60 mm. The solid thickness gives a significant increase in sound cancelation. This solution is achieved through the use of innovative technologies.
Installation of a secret design demands bigger time and effort than classical inter-room doors. It is recommended to install the hidden box during the construction of the walls, so when planning repairs, you should think about the installation in advance. Depending on the material of the partitions, the method of installation may vary.
With brick walls, gas silicate blocks are installed in the box before applying plaster. In plasterboard partitions installation is carried out on the frame of the metal profile. The finished wall box is installed after removing the plaster near the doorway. After installation, plaster is applied or sheets of drywall are mounted, which then hides the box.
Prepping a wall for installation
The required condition for the installation of a hidden frame is a wall thickness to be at least 10 cm. This is vital for load-bearing walls and partitions. It is important to keep these dimensions as to not create difficulties for its installation. And also it is necessary to consider that the door will be exposed on a horizontal and vertical level.
Installation of a hidden door
If you do not have enough experience to install a sliding door, it is better to resort to the services of an expert. Installation services are offered by the manufacturer and supplier. In this case, the installation is covered by the warranty.
Installation is best done before the floor is finished. The box is installed on special anchors. To level the frame in height and horizontal, use level and mounting wedges. After that, the gap between the box and the wall is filled with two-component mounting foam. Then a special highly elastic solution is applied to the box to prevent the formation of cracks between the plaster or plasterboard and frame. The use of a special solution is preferable to a reinforced mesh or non-woven fabric, as these materials provide poor support with surface vibrations.
“When installing the frame, consider the thickness of the plaster, the preparation of the walls, and the thickness of the finished floor. Installation of hidden doors requires precision fitting and installation.”
Any error in size can lead to the fact that the panel simply will not fully open, and form a noticeable gap. Additional loops must be installed if the canvas expands.
Types of invisible doors
Hidden doors appeared relatively recently. They have already been successfully used in modern offices, restaurants, and institutions.
Various applications have led to the creation of structures of various types:
- A swing with the left or right canopy;
- Retractable structures with a sliding canvas as a coupe;
- Double-sided openings in both directions;
- Double swing structures;
- Swivel schemes.
“The rotary circuit is used when large traffic is generated at a passageway, a classic swing door, in this case, become a hindrance.”
Hidden interior doors combine minimalism and functionality, which makes them an indispensable attribute of a modern interior. The use of an aluminum frame makes the design more reliable and durable. And special accessories, such as a magnetic lock, hidden hinges, and hidden handles allow you to make the door to blend to the background of the wall.