Category Archives: Designer Doors

How Big Can You Make A Sliding Door?

The natural question when designing a large sliding door or movable wall system is how large can I make it? There are many considerations when designing a very large oversize sliding door, including:

  • Total weight of the movable wall system
  • Sound deadening qualities of the panel
  • Will your door warp
  • How easy is the door to operate / do I need special equipment or hardware to allow the door to function?

Modern Doors for Sale Moving Wall Systems

Here at Modern Doors, we are proud to sell a patented lightweight, high strength honeycomb core. This core is ideal for large moving wall systems / very large sliding doors.  Because of the unique qualities of our door panels, clients of save significantly on the price of operating equipment and hardware.

Some contractors think that the best way to build a large sliding door is to essentially frame a wall and move it. Unlike that basic approach, our high precision core is much lighter and very rigid. We can guarantee the structural integrity of our designs for 50 years, an unprecedented length of time in the industry.

Moving Walls in Architecture

When you spec a moving wall system or large sliding door, you want the freedom to choose the style of your choice. With our one of a kind door core technology, we are able to supply doors with skins of any variety you can desire. Paint grade, natural wood of almost any variety, steel (cold and hot rolled), aluminum, chalk board, white board, magnetic — your dream is our canvas.

Moving Walls in High-End Houses

It may be the case that you are designing a door or movable wall for a project where quality is the only concern. Then why not give your client the best?

All you need do is try our product once and you will be hooked. Our cores are so light yet strong you won’t believe it is possible until you hold it in your hand. The sound and thermal insulation inherent in our panels are second to none.

Once you feel that door slide in your hands, and know that it comes with a 50 year guarantee, you will know that your Modern Doors for Sale movable wall system is worth every penny spent.

 

Movable Walls Shipped in Pieces

Just because you want your door to act like a wall doesn’t mean you should build it like a wall!

When you buy a movable wall or oversize sliding door from Modern Doors for Sale, we have the ability to ship your door in sections. This allows you to save in production and shipping costs. Once you receive the doors on site, you join them quickly with the included splines to complete your modern door. The completed door will be strong / light enough to tip it over on the floor without any damage. The air will cushion the fall of the door!

DIY Moving Wall

If you think making a movable wall at high quality is a Do-It-Yourself project, then think again. Our patented core material requires 0.007″ tolerances to achieve the level of quality and performance that we boost about our product. Traditional framing may be fine for stationary houses, but when building a moving door you need to employ other technology.

Our “honeycomb” core material is inspired by aerospace technology, and is designed from the ground up to be light, strong, resilient, and precise.

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14-Foot-Tall Indestructible Stile and Rail Door

Every once and a while an emerging technology lends itself to the most fascinating large door designs. One such company located in the heart of the Pacific Northwest specializes in the only large wooden doors which can be which can be guaranteed to remain warp-free for 50 years.

While this uniquely positioned company hailing from McCleary, Washington (coincidentally the home of renowned and unrelated Simpson Door Company) has established itself as the leader of large pivot doors and large sliding doors up to 50 feet tall and/or wide which not warp, bend, twist of otherwise fail (including full structure warranty).

You are most likely to find these big doors in multimillion dollar homes, commercial and industrial installations around the United States and the world. A 50-year warp-free guarantee is a tall order in tall doors, especially in a day and age when oversized doors are rarely, if ever, covered by the warranty which might cover the rest of the facility or project.

You will usually find doors over 8 feet tall on a list of exclusions at the end of the contract because “all big doors warp” unless they have Sing Core inside.

This project called for a 14-ft tall stile and rail French door.

As you might expect, doors engineered and built with Sing Core inside are normally one solid piece with the lite opening cut out of the solid door substrate. This large French wooden door project called for a full stile and rail approach to building the architectural door.

Thanks to patent-pending door technology to support inventor Peter Sing’s non-warping-door claim to fame, the impossible is able to come to life, even in when approaching the door design from a stile and rail approach.

High end architects, designers, millworks, and the best custom door manufacturers in the USA rely on Sing’s expertise to bring their unique enormous door ideas to life, without the burden of having to rely on expensive door maintenance contracts.

Sing has the particular long-standing reputation for making large doors that are lightweight (one-third to ten-percent the weight of other solid core doors), fully insulated for battling exterior door exposure to the elements and increased climate control, not to mention sound deadening capabilities, yet stronger than steel pound-for-pound.

No other door in the world can rise to such claims.

Even though Peter Sing’s company does not make or sell doors, if you think you must have such a leading-edge technology door in your home or office, it’s not that difficult a task if you know the secrets.

The best way, of course, is to have your architect design the door in question and spec “Sing Core inside.” In this way, any door manufacturer can build your door to spec with the appropriate Sing Core technology inside to achieve the results you desire, whether your door is an interior door or exterior door.

The next best method for securing a Sing Door you can call your own is to contact the local millwork or custom door manufacturer and order your door, just like you would any other door, only being sure to tell your local vendor that you want “Sing Core inside” your door.

Your favorite door maker or local manufacturer will work hand in hand with Sing’s True Flat Team to build a door to meet your specifications and expectations, and your door will come with a 50-year warp-free guarantee signed by the inventor, Peter Sing.

These doors are not designed and built for the value-minded individual. They are on the spendy-side of the door pricing spectrum, and maybe that’s why you’re likely to find them in the most expensive homes, military, or government installations.

If you are certain that what you want is potentially the best door in the world, and definitely the only one with the world’s best 50-year warp-free guarantee, then possibly nothing less than a large door with Sing Core inside is the only way to make your big door dreams come true.

Modern Interior Doors

modern interior sliding door interior designerInterior designers facing challenges associated with modern home décor team with architectural engineers to arrive at solutions that can easily accommodate the vision of the client and the most discriminating interior decorator providing the most effective and versatile pallet.

One of the most important design features of modern architecture is the incorporation of modern interior doors.

Modern Interior Doors

Unlike traditional doors, the best modern interior doors must reach standards that are difficult to achieve with standard building materials. What are the most exclusive high-end clients demanding in their modern doors?

  1. Eco-friendly
  2. modern interior doors modern doors interior designs modern sliding doorsHigh precision
  3. Insulated
  4. Sound deadening
  5. Warp resistant

To achieve the expectations of sustainability without compromising the visual impact of the project, the architectural designers must specify modern doors that utilize all the most effective methods of constructing custom modern doors of the best composite materials available.

To date, the most comprehensive base door core material that accomplishes all of the goals of the sustainable modern door is the true green insulated torsion box door core material.

How to Make Modern Door Core

How to make torsion box door core for modern interior doors insulated architectural doorsThe Eco-friendly core material is manufactured with the ecologically responsible use of natural wood fiber to construct the interior torsion box grid structure. The voids of the torsion box grids are filled wall-to-wall with rigid foam providing unparalleled strength and high performance. The torsion box composite creates a lightweight high strength composite base that is sandwiched between two stress skins to create the perfect door substrate material. The insulated torsion box door core material is manufactured naturally in the USA with no hazardous waste, using human laborers, formaldehyde-free waterproof adhesive and very little energy consumption.

Meeting Modern Door Expectations

large modern interior doors oversize interior swing doors insulated lightweight famous interior designersUsing this patented door core material imbues the modern door with all the door characteristics, as follows:

Both the manufacturing process and the end insulated torsion box door core material is a responsible use of natural and recycled materials and is build to last (for hundreds of years, not like modern disposable building materials) making it likely the most true green building material to be available to the modern architectural community in years.

Due to the design and manufacturing process of the insulated torsion box structure material, it is extremely high precision creating a perfectly flat door substrate (within .006 inch tolerances) for building the most acutely accurate finished doors possible.

The rigid foam material used within the door core structure yields an effective insulation value of R3.5 or R6.5 depending on foam selection (and this can be even further upgraded by specifying alternative foam material per architectural specifications). This insulated material also creates an effective sound deadening door for increased privacy inside.

modern home decor modern interior doors modern sliding doorsNo other door core material is more warp resistant. In fact the most high-end large modern wood doors are made with this material (costing tens of thousands of dollars) and due singularly to utilizing this patented door core are maintenance-free and guaranteed not to warp, bend, twist or cup for 50 years.

Modern Interior Designs

Modern interior designers can specify the most unique materials for modern interior doors. Even famous interior designers agree on the benefits of using the modern insulated torsion box door core as the base of their modern interior doors regardless of the types of doors specified in the design concept.

Some of the most intriguing trends of top interior designers appear to be in the area of insulated wood wine cellar doors, interior Dutch door or half doors, unbreakable mirrored doors, modern sliding doors leading way into interior barn door ideaswood doors, like mahogany interior doors and oak interior doors.

Large Modern Interior Doors

modern interior doors modern doors famous interior designersAlso it appears that in the most high-end designs of late, big doors appear to be on the rise, including doors that are 8 foot interior doors or much taller, even 10 to 20 feet in height. The increasing door dimensions and appeal of modern large doors or oversized pivot doors of impressive mass is partly due to being able to deliver the goods in terms of maintenance-free high performance using the insulated torsion box door core material.

Regardless of your modern interior design needs, we invite you to inquire regarding how our modern door specialists can assist in making your modern interior dreams come true with a free modern door consultation. As your authorized OEM provider, Modern Doors for Sale can help to create the door that meets or exceeds your expectations and specifications as well as being true flat and guaranteed to stay flat for 50 years.

 

Feel free to contact us anytime.

 

Top 10 Modern Doors for Sale

Top 10 best selling doorsWelcome to the Top 10 Modern Doors for Sale. This is not just any ordinary top ten door list that you might find on the Internet elsewhere; no this list is of the top 10 best selling door types that feature the patented non-warping technology that assures that your door will not warp, bend, twist cup or otherwise fail for 50 years: Guaranteed. Premium Modern Sliding Doors for Sale can be configured to your specifications as well as being guaranteed true flat and to stay flat for 50 years. Johnson hardware muti pass sliding doors modern doors for sale

1. Sliding Doors

Sliding doors are extremely efficient and elegant when initially installed. Compromise can come not long after installation due to warping, bending or twisting. To prevent the sliding doors from warping, doors can be manufactured from heavy materials, like steel, which is not high precision (due to welding), certainly not Eco-friendly and the excess weight causes problems for the hardware due to added stress because of the added weight.

Johnson hardware single pocket door modern doors for sale2. Pocket Doors

Pocket doors are not unlike sliding doors, except for the fact that they are retracted or hidden within a recess. This makes it even more important that your pocket door remain straight and true without warping. A warped pocket door is pretty much useless and the cost of maintenance on a pocket door is increased because the mechanisms are buried deep within a wall (or other structure material) increasing the expense of repairs over time.

Press Rite bi fold door hardware modern doors for sale3. Bi fold Doors

Bi fold doors consist of two (or more) door panels connected by hinges, so that they can fold together flatly. Expensive heavy duty piano hinges can be used to maintain the integrity of the bi fold door panel if the individual panels are narrow. When using larger sized door panels, even full length hinges cannot keep the door from warping.

4. Oversized Doors

Large oversize sliding hangar doors moder doors for saleLarge oversized door represent the biggest challenge for architects, contractors, designers and millworks. End users embrace high ticket prices associated with huge doors but also desire a high level of performance when investing in such a project. The truth is, not long after installation (especially if the door is over 7 ft. tall) the door fails to secure correctly due to warping. Unfortunately, this affects all types of doors, such as wood doors, fiberglass or FRP doors, MDF and LVL doors, even metal doors; like aluminum doors and steel doors.

5. Wood Panel Doors

Bell Hardware architectural wood doors modern doors for saleWood panel doors attract deficiencies based on the natural nature of the wood itself. Wood is a living resource that naturally acclimates to its surroundings according to temperature, moisture and stress. While natural wood is extremely attractive and highly sought after, left to its own devices, it will fail. People who love wood have come to accept its limitations as a trade off for its beauty and elegance in wood doors. Beautiful wood doors demand regular maintenance to combat regular warping issues.

French doors door hardware modern doors for sale6. French Doors

French doors are wood doors or wood panel doors (that could be manufactured in a stile and rail design) that hosts a large portion that is cut out for window lites offering an extended view of the landscape or other visual features that may exist on the other side of the door. In this instance, heavy glass may be strong enough to keep the wood edges straight for a period of time, but results in a heavy door. And stile and rail design is not very secure where the joints are connected.

steel doors metal doors modern doors for sale7. Exterior Steel Doors

Whether for security purposes, visual impact or other reasons, exterior steel doors can resist warping, especially if they are finely honed solid steel. More common in contemporary steel doors are solid steel sheets with interior bracing that is of welded construction. This is not very efficient, does not make a highly precision door, though it does eliminate much of the weight of a solid steel door. It stands to reason, if an interior weld is broken due to impact or heavy use, the door will fail.

Pivot door pivot door hardware modern doors for sale8. Pivot Door

Growing in popularity – especially amongst high end homes and commercial installations – pivot doors are the most sought after contemporary architectural design in entry doors today, though this elegant fashion statement does come at a price. These modern pivot doors are often large oversized doors (we already know these are problematic) and they must remain perfectly flat and balanced to operate and seal correctly. Until now, the heavy duty hardware required for pivot doors to function properly could amount to as much as half of the cost of the pivot door.

Real sliding hardware modern barn door hardware modern doors for sale9. Modern Barn Door

Modern barn doors have a pleasing visual impact that is growing amongst designers and homeowners across America. The modern barn door is just as it sounds, a wood door plank suspended by hanging door hardware above that slides back and forth, just like a traditional sliding barn door. You see modern barn doors appearing mostly in interior door designs though are featured in exterior doors used in garages and warehouses, more traditionally like a common barn door. Again, though a modern barn door could be made of most any type of flat plank material, wood is most common and carries the caveats associated with natural wood.

open swing carriage doors bi fold carriage doors modern doors for sale10. Carriage Door

Carriage doors are the most high end garage doors in use today. In fact, they used to be the only style or doors used in early American architecture but their popularity faded due to the expensive upkeep, maintenance and repairs necessary to keep them in service over time. When inexpensive overhead doors became readily available, the carriage doors were replaced by the less troublesome style of overhead door. Though they are still very popular amongst the most expensive homes in the USA.

Designer Doors

We at Modern Doors for Sale work hand-in-hand with designers, architects, art directors and interior decorators to achieve not only the most beautiful door but the most high performance insulated, lightweight, high-strength, Eco-friendly doors on our green earth.

Contemporary architecture is complimented by the interior design as it interplays with the elegant doors that are stronger than steel pound for pound making them far more effective than just a decoration in your home or project.

We work primarily with high-end homeowners who insist on doors that will not fail under regular use while appreciating our maintenance-free performance in doors that can be guaranteed not warp, bend or twist for 50 years, regardless of the application, if you are using our premium door solution(s) and years of expertise.

Door consultants and interior design schools have come to trust our exemplary performance and contractors have found out the hard way; not to substitute any other door for an architect specified modern-doors-for-sale premium door solution.

We use a patented process that allows us to guarantee our premium modern doors will not warp, bend, twist or fail for 50 years, regardless of the application and/or exposure to the elements or rigorous heavy use.

Types of Doors

Our modern doors for sale can take on the appearance of any door known to man thanks to the fine finish work that is (not done by us) conducted by the most proficient and highly skilled woodworkers, artisans, millworks and craftsmen. We provide them with the best basic door blanks and they create the most beautiful results; each one is an individual work of art.

Our doors can take on the appearance of any door style including:

  • black oak sliding barn doorsFlush door
  • Single-leaf door
  • Double-leaf door
  • Double-doors
  • French doors
  • Fire doors
  • Dutch door (half door or stable door)
  • Saloon doors
  • Cafe doors
  • Batwing doors
  • Gibb doors (blind door, invisible door)
  • Barn doors
  • Composite door
  • Bifold door
  • Sliding doors (bypass door, pocket door)
  • Revolving doors
  • Pivot doors