Preparing the lane
To adapt the track correctly to the space that the sliding door will take, you must hold it against the wall or ceiling where it will be installed and mark the places where the screws should be fixed and the limit where the track should be shortened.
The length should be twice the width of the door for a full opening and add 10 cm for the stops. This point is very important as it will determine the correct fit of the door.
Assembly of the rail
When installing the rail, it must first be measured with a spirit level to ensure that the rail is perfectly level, as this will prevent unnecessary obstructions and slipping.
Once all the marks have been made, the holes should be drilled with the drill, taking into account several aspects such as the diameter of the drill bit that perfectly matches the dowels to be used.
If it is too large or too small, this can lead to support problems and the door can collapse under the weight. Because of this, it is crucial that the perforations are ideal.
Another important aspect is that the drill holes must be drilled horizontally in the wall, if the drill is tilted when drilling, the grip will not be the same, so you should pay attention to the inclination of the drill when performing this task.
After the holes have been opened, the dowels are placed with the help of a mallet and then guided with the screws.
Installing the bearings: key to how to install sliding doors
The bearings are installed in the upper part of the door, taking into account that they are equidistant from the ends of the panel. The distance from the edges must be the same in both cases, both
in terms of function and aesthetics.
With the screws included in the kit, they are fixed and only the last step is missing to get the sliding door installed.
Mounting the door
As a last step it is only necessary to mount the door with its bearings on the rail at the ends. Depending on the weight of the door it will be necessary to have help for safety and correct fitting of the door.
After the door is mounted, it is only necessary to place the corresponding stops at the ends of the track and adjust for the correct opening.
Finally, the door must be tested and the levels and
other details must be adjusted
so that it works perfectly and the finish is the best for the customer.