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3 Common Misconceptions About Pocket Doors

Thursday April 9th, 2020
Pocket doors are a great space saver and aesthetically pleasing. With so many different pocket door options here at Rustica, it’s easy to see why they get so much attention. Customers ofter have questions before purchasing their pocket door, so we’re here to clear up a few common misconceptions!

Pocket Doors are Just a Trend 
This might surprise you, but pocket doors have been around a lot longer than anyone reading this! Pocket doors became popular in the late 1800s and early 1900s. They seem to have originated in Britain and the USA. Pocket doors were first installed to a track on the floor, but this caused problems and soon after, a top-hung system was invented.

Today, we too use a similar top-hung system for pocket doors. The hardware and door styles might look a little different, but the concept is the same. The test of time has shown that these doors aren’t going anywhere.

Pocket Doors are Just Sliding Doors 
Technically speaking, yes! Pocket doors do slide right into the wall, but this detail makes them a little different than traditional sliding doors. Because a pocket door track is on the inside of the wall, they are even more of a space than a traditional sliding door. This can be a huge deciding factor for customers.

Pocket Doors are Clunky and Awkward 
I think we’ve all experienced the frustration of a poorly installed pocket door. It can be frustrating when they don’t slide effortlessly. Some pocket doors seem to get stuck in a certain spot. This can turn a lot of people off of pocket doors forever! Here at Rustica, we use the best materials on the market so you can purchase with confidence. Our poker door hardware allows your door to smoothly slide into your wall.

Installing a pocket door to an existing wall is no easy task, but the finished product is so worth it! Save space without sacrificing style. Check out our collection of pocket doors here. If you have any additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact our service team.  


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