This runs: Sliding door tracks

They make small rooms big and divide large rooms into smaller units when needed: Sliding doors are true space magicians. The solution to your space problems, as simple as it is chic, literally "hangs" on the running rails. Here you can find out what options are available:

Running rail as visible fitting

A sliding door is quite simply a door leaf or several door leaves which, instead of swinging in a frame, hang on a track.  They can be moved sideways along the length of this track. This system may or may not have a second track at the bottom. The top track holds the weight of the door while the bottom track prevents the door from swinging back and forth. The top track can be mounted on the wall or ceiling.

The door slides in front of the wall when opened, exposing the door frame. Both the door and the top track and door fittings are always visible with this variant. They form an important design element in the room. 
The running track can be closed or open. With a closed track, the trolley is inside the track, only the track itself is visible.

With an open fitting, you can clearly see the roller carriage running on a tube. The door leaf is fixed with glass clips or screwed to the rollers with connectors.

Invisible running track

An invisible running track combines design with function: the door disappears IN the wall when opened. This variant of the sliding door is suitable for small flats or offices where the wall space is needed for shelves or other furniture. This variant is also interesting for customers who do not want to place the design accents on the door: if the door disappears into the wall when required, space remains there for pictures, wall hangings or wall tattoos.

The door can disappear with an invisible running track in the cavity between double-skin drywall. But there are also modern wall pocket systems that are specially designed for sliding doors that disappear into the wall. Anyone renovating a home and designing it from scratch or tackling a new build can add such a system very easily.

Simple running rails as a design element

GRIFFWERK sliding glass doors are available either with a surrounding frame or suspended on simple rails. The simple rail running visibly in front of the wall takes on a different characteristic depending on the material and colour scheme: in graphite black, the running rail of the sliding door stands out the most, especially against a white wall. It is then very deliberately used as a minimalist but expressive design element and goes particularly well with flats in industrial style, Bauhaus or loft. A simple runner in cashmere grey achieves the same effect in a toned-down, softer form. It stands out, but does not contrast too strongly with the surroundings. This variant is well suited for homes in ethnic style, hygge, Scandinavian or even modern country.

A simple runner made of matt stainless steel is modern and restrained. It fits in well in any modern home but does not draw attention to itself. This running track is the means of choice for making a sliding glass door running in front of the wall as invisible as possible. The accents are then on light, space and other decorative elements, while the door is limited to its functionality. It is precisely in this restraint of the running track that its radiance on the design of the entire room lies. Choose the matching handle bar or shell for each runner.

An open fitting with visible rollers emphasises the functionality of the running track and can add a rustic touch to the home.

To ensure that the sliding doors open and close smoothly and quietly, we fit a soft-close retraction mechanism to our running rails. With its damping, the soft-close mechanism not only ensures quietness and the best functionality, but also that the sliding door remains intact for longer.

The most frequently asked questions about sliding door tracks

What questions are most often asked about running tracks? We found out using software that analyses which questions people ask voice assistants from Apple, Google and the like. We answer three of them here:

1. What types of sliding profiles are there?

Sliding profiles running in front of and inside the wall: Running rails running in the wall are not visible. Running rails that run in front of the wall are visible. Therefore, they are available in different materials and colours to visually match the room.

2. How do I find the right sliding door track?

Which sliding door track is the right one depends primarily on where the track is to run. Running rails in the wall are not visible. Running rails in front of the wall must match the colour of the door and the rest of the room.