In a school building, convention center, restaurant or public facility, space is precious. Sometimes an internal divider is all that stands in the way of doubling an oversized presentation or lecture amphitheater into small seminar rooms for niche talks or small classrooms for elective courses.
In another instance, one wall divider can instantly and seamlessly transform and separate one environment from another, such as in a hotel, restaurant or cafe. These wall systems provide the change of ambiance and atmosphere with little intervention.
One such divider, the folding glass wall, is not only versatile in size and design, but also sound-insulated so rooms can keep the noise out of one another. It has the ability to transform ample work space into several multi-functional areas with a separate entrance, only as needed.
Many hotels, restaurants, cafes, shopping malls, and professional office buildings are using folding door walls.
In commercial establishments, it serves many uses:
•Classy lobbies for hotel, office, tourist or public buildings;
•Company board room wall dividers;
•Expandable conference rooms;
•Elegant banquet rooms;
•Indoor/Outdoor/Patio Restaurant dividers;
•Private party enclosures.
In the home, a folding glass wall is a space-efficient means to create breezeway, spa bathroom and shower room enclosures. If it's unfolded, it protects solariums, greenhouses and pool houses from harsh weather conditions. If it's folded, it simply lets you enjoy the sun without obstructions, add more entry and exit points, or make your house seem bigger.
Movable, hinged glass panels are affixed to special adjustable brackets moving along a guiding track, either overhead or floor mounted. Top load walls use an overhead guiding track from which hang the panels. The track bears the full weight of the panels so it eliminates the need for a corresponding bottom track, but there is a maximum weight it can handle. Bottom load walls use a floor guiding track on which rest on the panels so weight is not an issue, but it requires the support of a corresponding overhead track.
Folding partitions are not limited to walls but also include doors and windows. Clear or decorative, white etched or color tinted, the panels of a folding glass wall are a choice of in-swing and out-swing, sometimes French leaf, cornerless and segmented radius. They fold like an accordion wall to the side where the track ends, but they may also be sliding or fold away from screens. Panel frames, tracks, hinges and wheel ball bearings are generally constructed from stainless steel or aluminum, which does not rust and need not be lubricated. Brackets may feature motorized or manual folding.
Advantages of Folding Doors In Commercial Use
Many are the advantages of using these doors for commercial purposes:
•Durability: Scratch and dent resistant. They are durable for use in areas that experience high traffic.
•Suitable for large entryways.The doors support bigger size panels and can be used in the larger entrances. It is for these reasons that warehouse, factories and showrooms all benefit from the use of the folding commercial doors. Featuring flush running tracks, they provide just the right entrance allowing users to open a big space, and wheel or drive goods in and out.
•Elegant appearance. Visually, the aluminum finish on folding doors give a chic, smooth, sleek and stylish appearance. The frames are available in many color finishes to match the decor of the company colors, and they never need to be touched up or maintained.
•More usable commercial space. With commercial office and retail area prices per square foot on the rise, conserving usable space for patrons and products becomes optimal. The commercial folding doors take up less space and allow more flooring for people, tables, desks, products, displays-all of your business assets.
•Sound insulated. Folding glass walls, in their construction and design, provide sound-insulation, so rooms can keep the noise out from one another-a necessity in multi-functional office retail and entertainment space
Calculate the expense of installing folding, sliding glass wall systems-you will find they are just the ideal addition to upgrade any market, store, office, hotel, lobby, cafe and restaurant, offering an easy and attractive entrance for all people.
The next generation of commercial folding doors in Southern California is now located in the San Diego County Area. Our showroom-centrally located in Oceanside, CA-provides easy access from Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire, Riverside County, Palm Springs and San Diego. Come in and experience the difference a folding glass wall system can make in your office, restaurant or business.
Let us help create or enhance your unique space with Panoramic Doors commercial folding door system. Give us a call at 760-806-6830, or send us an email (email@example.com) today to request a free estimate, or schedule an appointment to visit our Southern California showroom in Oceanside, CA.