When it comes to purchasing doors for a residence or commercial space, you may have a few questions. Do not worry, you’re not alone. Here are the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions (Click on a question to expand the answer):
Can your glass doors be used as pocket doors?
Pocket doors are made using standard size interior doors and a pocket door frame kit. Our products are also standard size, so they work great as pocket doors.
- First, decide which of our doors you would like to purchase and use as a pocket door. Our interior glass doors are available at differently levels of opacity, including completely transparent, and any of these doors work beautifully as pocket doors.
- Next, purchase a pocket door frame kit. You can purchase these frame kits through a local business supply or directly from www.johnsonhardware.com.
- If you do not understand how they work, be sure to check out the Johnson Hardware website. They have helpful diagrams of the kits along with installation instructions.
Can all of your doors be used as pantry doors?
Yes, doors make great pantry doors. We recommend using our specialty pantry doors or one of our more opaque glass doors to add a special touch to your pantry area.
Tip: The most important factor in choosing a pantry door is the proximity of the pantry contents to the door. The closer the objects are to any glass door, the more visible they will be, depending on the transparency of the glass. Call or email us and we can help you decide which one of our interior glass doors will fit best for what you envision.
Where can your doors be used?
Our interior glass doors fit in any area of your life. Our clientele order doors for offices, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, and more. They use our doors as single doors, double doors, French doors, sliding doors, glass pocket doors, bypass doors, swinging doors, and pivoting doors.
Here are some helpful questions to assist you in the door-purchasing process:
- First, decide the kind of application in which your door will be used.
- Do you need to replace your door? These are some important questions to answer for us to help you with a door replacement.
- What is the glass style?
- What is the wood species?
- Is it a single or double door?
- Single door: Is the door knob or handle going to be on the right hand side or the left hand side?
- Double door: Proceed to the next question.
- Is it an inswing or outswing door?
- What is the exact width of the door on the hinge side?
- What is the exact measurement from the top of the door to the top of each hinge.
- Single door only: What is the exact measurement from the top of the door to the center of the door knob hole?
- Next, determine the level of transparency or opacity that meets your needs (we have doors that are completely transparent and others with varying levels of opacity).
- Finally, choose the appropriate style that fits your needs.
- We have over 30 different wood species to fit your style.
How obscure (opaque) are your interior glass doors?
No glass door is completely opaque. All glass doors will allow at least an image or outline to be seen through them. Opacity is difficult to accurately measure, but the following estimates may be helpful in making your selection.
Level 1 is the least opaque (very transparent), Level 5 is the most opaque (not very transparent):
- Provence – semi-obscure
- Reeded – Level 1
- Taffeta – Level 2
- Glue Chip – Level 4
- Bamboo – Level 4
- Verona – Level 4
- Niagara – Level 4
- Everglade – Level 4
- Chardonnay – Level 4
- Alsace – Level 5
- Satin – Level 5
- Milano – Level 5
- Claremont – Level 5
Are your doors solid?
All of our doors are produced with engineered stiles and rails, which are manufactured using an engineered core with a veneer applied. The benefits to this type of door construction are: greater dimensional stability, better veneer quality, and environmental sensibility, as they make better use of the raw materials involved.
Is the decorative glass door Inswing or Outswing?
Decorative glass has a texture. v-groove, etching, wording, etc. applied to one side of the glass and the other side is smooth.
- If you want the texture, v-groove, wording, etc. facing you as you pull the door open, then it is an outswing door.
- If you want the texture, v-groove, wording, etc. facing you as you push the door open, then it is an inswing door.
What is textured glass?
Textured glass is made by embossing a pattern onto molten glass to give it a desired design or texture. The pattern is applies to one side of the glass, but the design can clearly be seen from both sides of the door. Several of our special order designs are made using textured glass.
What is “Ceramic Frit?”
Digital, Ceramic Frit Glass decoration is a patented process that offers a permanent way to place graphic designs on decorative glass without sandblasting or silk screening. The process uses the ceramic frits and colorants that bond to the glass, so the images are permanent, fingerprint resistant and easy to clean.
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How satisfied have customers been with Ambiance Doors?
Our customers have been thoroughly satisfied with our Ambiance Doors products. To get read for yourself, check out our testimonials page!