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Planning guide sliding doors

STEP 1

Measure your space

Depth (1)
Start with measuring the depth of your space.This will ensure the correct measurements for depth and widths as walls are not always completely straight. For solutions with closet rod we recommend 675 mm depth. If you are planning for a Triple track solution you need some extra depth since these tracks are deeper.

Height (3)
Measure the height on 3 places (left, right and center). The lowest measurement should be used in order not to make the doors too high.The doors can be adjusted max. 12 mm in order to absorb differences in height.

Width (2)
Measure top and bottom width of your space as the illustration shows. How does a skirting board affect the width? See illustrations below.

  

Slope cut solution

When measuring for Slope cut doors, be sure to measure according to the illustration to the right.

  

With skirting board and stop bar

If you want skirting boards on the inside andoutside of the wardrobe, use a stop bar. It´s anice solution to cover the space between slidingdoor and wall.

Measure the width wall to wall and deduct thetotal depth of the stop bars. Elfa stop bar has adepth of 19 mm.

  

Without skirting board

Let the sliding doors go all the way to the wall byremoving or cutting the skirting board. Measurethe width without skirting board from wall to wall.

STEP 2

Designing your sliding doors

Create your custom sliding door solution. In this section, we present the different components in your sliding doors and how to design them.

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1. TOP TRACK WITH FRONT

2. FRAME

3. DIVIDER

4. BOTTOM TRACK

5. RAIL UPPER/LOWER

6. FILLING

7. DOOR OVERLAP
The area where the doors overlap so only one of the frames is visible when the wardrobe is closed.

8. LED-LIGHT

9. SOFT-CLOSING

10. ADJUSTABLE BOTTOM WHEELS

11. POSITION STOP
Position stop, mounted in the Top track to keep the door in right position even if the floor is a little uneven.

12. COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT FILLINGS AND DESIGNS

Options for sliding doors

Choose door model

Different models have different frames, looks, designs and options. Choose the one that best matches your wishes and your style.

 

Frameless

Exclusive solid sliding door in a clean and timeless look..

LINEAR 

 

Wooden frame

A classic sliding door with white wide frame and solid feeling.

GRACE 

Different fillings

We have many different types of fillings. Fillings in many different materials and which in turn come in many different colors. As standard, all doors with wood patterned fillings are delivered with the grain vertical, but can on request be made horizontal. For extra wide doors always horizontal.

Melamine

Melamine is a very durable surface and preserves its colour over the years. These are double sided fillings, hence suitable for room dividers.

 

Melamine exclusive

These are double sided fillings, hence suitable for room dividers.

Melamine wood

These are double sided fillings, hence suitable for room dividers.

Mirror

Mirrors and coloured glass can not be selected for room-sliding doors. All mirrors and coloured glass have a safety foil on the back. This foil must remain, as it is there for your safety.

Decor Special

Decor Special is available in the colors 'Glossy white' and 'Tarragon'.

Nordic Sense

Nordic Sense is available in the colours 'Pine green', 'Green mist', 'Sandstone' and 'Clay brown'

Wood veneer

Wood veneer is a living material. This means that all veneered surfaces are unique and no veneer looks the same. These are double sided fillings, hence suitable for room dividers.

Select Exclusive (NCS)

NSC means you may choose any colour you like from the NCS-scale in order to match other element of your home. The material in MDF and is painted on one side.

Glass

Mirrors and coloured glass are not to be chosen if the door is to be used as room divider. All mirrors and coloured glass have a safety foil on the back. This foil must remain, as it is there for your safety.

Glass exclusive

The transparent tempered glass (50020, 50040, 50041, 50042) need no safety foil and can also be used as filling in room divider doors.

Different designs

ESTETIC, ARTIC, FORMA, VISTA, ORIGINAL

Fillings for framed sliding doors

Choose between our predefined or Adapt, where you can decide for yourself and where you combine up to 10 different fillings in the same door. You can combine several different designs in the same solution.

**Different filling groups has different max heights in design Plain. See what applies on each door model.
*For design Plain all glass and mirror fillings (G1-G3) have max height 2669 mm (Vista) and 2674 mm (Estetic, Artic, Forma).

LINEAR 

Solid look with unique patterns

Linear is characterized by its beautiful pattern created by Hanna Werning.

This painted door has a thin aluminum strip along the sides and two recessed handles in white or gray aluminum on both sides of the door. As a standard, Linear is delivered with the backside in Plain. If you order the sliding doors as room dividers, they are delivered with the selected pattern on both sides, unless you explicitly order another pattern on the back. For Reflect and Plain, the backside is always Plain.

 

GRACE 

Timeless door for classic look

Grace has a straight and classic design language that stands over trends and last through the years. A classic white sliding door with a robust wooden feeling. For anyone who wants a door to add to a modern or traditional Scandinavian look and feel in the home – simply a future classic!

Choose whether you want mirror or not, in design Plain or divided into fourfields (Quattro). You can combine the two designs in the same solution, butnot choose different fillings in the same door.

 

GALLERY

For industrial or French look

Gallery is our door model with both horizontal and vertical dividers. Perfect as room divider or closet door when wanting to put your favourite clothes on display. With black frames you can create an industrial style and with white frames you can achieve more provincial French look..

Fillings:
A) Tempered glass or mirror. Mirror not for room divider.
B) White frame: Satin white melamine. Black frame: Charcoal oak melamine.

Different installation options

SUITABLE FOR ALL SLIDING DOORS

Top and bottom track

As standard all sliding doors are delivered with a Double track set, including a bottom track to be screwed or taped on the floor, and a Top track to be screwed in the ceiling.

 

LINEAR, GRACE, GALLERY, ESTETIC, ARTIC, FORMA

Single track set

The Double track set can on request be changed into a Single track set up to twice the width of the door(s) at no extra cost. Perfect if you wish to use the sliding door as a door into a room and therefore want it to run on an extra long rail.

 

Please specify Single track set when ordering.


 
The Double track set can on request be changed into a Single track set up to twice the width of the door(s) at no extra cost. Perfect if you wish to use the sliding door as a door into a room and therefore want it to run on an extra long rail.
 
Please specify Single track set when ordering.

 

LINEAR, GRACE, GALLERY, ESTETIC, ARTIC, FORMA, VISTA

Triple track set

For three door solutions you can replace the supplied Double track set with a Triple track set. Each door then has its own track, which allows you to open a larger part of the closet at the same time.
 
The Triple track set is an additional option and not available for wall hung solutions or Free floor doors.

 
For three door solutions you can replace the supplied Double track set with a Triple track set. Each door then has its own track, which allows you to open a larger part of the closet at the same time.
 
The Triple track set is an additional option and not available for wall hung solutions or Free floor doors.

 

LINEAR, GRACE, GALLERY, ESTETIC, ARTIC, FORMA

Wall hung

A sliding door solution mounted in a track on the wall and a track on the floor.
 
This is available in Single and Double track solutions. A Wall hung door is not available with Slope cut or Soft-closing. End stops for top track are in galvanized sheet metal regardless of frame colour. End caps for bottom track has matt silver color regardless of color of bottom track.

 

 

ESTETIC, ARTIC, FORMA

Slope cut sliding doors

Sliding door solution mounted in an angled track in the ceiling and a track on the floor.

It is available in Double and Triple track solutions.

  • A control arm is mounted behind the Slope cut sliding door, attached to the
  • interior behind (a guide rail mounted at the front edge of a melamine or wire shelf),
  • for stability.
  • Important: Prior to production, the customer must approve Elfa’s design proposal.
  • Tempered glass can’t be a part of the Slope cut field.
  • One door per side can be Slope cut.
  • The Slope cut door can’t have a pointy tip. 90 mm must be provided in the top of the slope cut area.
  • A Slope cut door can’t be a part of a Wall hung or Free floor solution or with Soft-closing.

 

LINEAR, GALLERY, ESTETIC, ARTIC, FORMA

Room divider

If you are to use your sliding door solution as a Room divider we recommend that you order an additional front for the backside of the Top track. In that way both sides of the door will look the same and the Top track will be hidden from both sides.
 
If you want a room dividing solution without bottom track you need to combine the Room divider option with Free floor.
 
(Note! Be sure to choose only double-sided fillings for your Room divider. Please indicate room divider when ordering).

 

 

LINEAR, GALLERY, ESTETIC, ARTIC, FORMA

Free floor

A sliding door solution mounted in a Double track in the ceiling. A small steering pin mounted on the floor keeping the doors in position. As there is no bottom track there are no boundaries. Free floor is the perfect option to be combined with a Room divider solution.
Elfas patented Free floor solution is a Double track sliding door solution with a reinforced top track and no bottom track.

 

  • Floor is free – for better look and easier cleaning.
  • Suitable both as reach-in closet doors or as a Room divider.
    Note! Order extra front for a Room divider solution
  • Soft-closing in all positions, always included in the price.
  • For max/min door width/height, view each sliding door models own webpage.

Additional options

With Elfa you have a broad selection of options that will maximize the functionality of your sliding doors. We also offer different options regarding how to install your solution. You can combine different types of options to fit your needs and space.

Soft-closing

Elfa offers a multi-patented Soft-closing, pre-assembled in the Top track, which provides a more gentle touch to the doors when closing.

Soft-closing included in Linear, Gallery, Estetic, Artic and Forma. Available as additional option for Grace and Vista. Not available for Original.

Can not be used together with Slope cut doors or Wall hung top track.

Minimum door width:
Grace: 600 mm, Vista: 700 mm

LED-light

LED-lighting pre-assembled in the top track incl. 12V transformer and 4 meters of cable with manual switch. Lighting socket can be placed on optional side of lighting.

Color temperature is warm white; 3000 Kelvin. For room divider solution we recommend 2 sets of lighting.

Available for all Elfa sliding doors, except Original.

Pre-taped bottom track

If you do not want to screw the bottom track into the floor, choose our Pre-taped bottom track option. The track then comes prepared with our strong double-sided tape and attaches firmly to the floor.

Excellent if you for instance have underfloor heating.

Slope cut fitting

For mounting of the top track in a sloping ceiling. Place 100 mm from each end and then with 500 mm interval. Not available together with Soft-closing.

For slopes between 17-55°.

Made to measure sidepanel

We can cut your side panel to specified depth and height.

Choose depth between:
100-675 mm (all side panels)
676-725 mm (only white 40002)

Choose height between:
100-2608 mm (all side panels)
2609-3000 mm (only white 40002)

NCS lacquered made to measure side panel

Choose a to have a side panel in optional standard NCS colour.
MDF-Panel will be painted on both sides and both long edge sides and cut to your specified measurements.

Width: 19 mm
Choose depth between: 100-725 mm
Choose height between: 100-2800 mm

Mounting angle

For assembly of the Side panel. Comes in 4-pack. We recommend using seven angles per Side panel. Five angels assembled evenly spaced to the wall. In ceiling and floor, the Side panel is fixed with one angle behind the top track and one behind the bottom track.

W:28 x D:21 H:42 mm
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Opening height reducer

For mounting of Top track in an uneven ceiling or to reduce the opening height. Place 100 mm from each end and than at 500 mm interval. Not available together with Soft-closing. May reduce the ceiling height between 90-500 mm.

Stop bar

Stop bar in foiled MDF, available for Double and Triple track solutions. The colour matches the sliding door filling with the same name. If you want to keep your skirting board when installing sliding doors – place Stop bar above it, or place at the end of the bottom track.

Remember to take the depth of the Stop bar into account when measuring your space before ordering sliding doors.

Wall profile

Wall profile in white lacquered aluminum. Use for easy mounting and perfect fit of the 19 mm Side panel to the wall.

W:23 x D:28 x H:2608 mm
W:23 x D:28 x H:3000 mm

Side panel

There are a variety of side panels in melamine to match the fillings of your sliding door. They can be cut to desired height or width and are easy to assemble with Mounting angle or Wall profile. The edge strip placed along one side is slightly soft rounded.

Width: 19 mm