Why choose folding doors?
A look at their features and benefits

Furnital provides you a simple guide to simplify your choice of opening systems for folding doors wardrobes.

Apart from the commonly known hinged and sliding doors, it may come as a surprise to many that there exists a third variety in the market: folding doors.

Often referred to as pocket doors, these are a type of door made of two panels joined by hinges. When opened, the panels fold and neatly stack on the sides of the compartment, effectively minimizing the space occupied by the doors. This unique design enables the simultaneous opening of both doors.

However, the dilemma that arises is: should one opt for folding doors, sliding doors, or perhaps hinged doors? As always, the answer lies in the context and specific requirements. While hinged doors allow the simultaneous opening of multiple doors, unlike sliding doors, the latter prove to be a perfect fit for wardrobes situated along corridors or narrow spaces. However, when using sliding doors, one must open and access the compartment or space one door at a time. 

In contrast, selecting folding doors provides the benefit of opening and closing larger compartments compared to hinged doors. This is achieved while reducing the external size by half, thanks to the overlapping nature of the two folding doors when closed. Furthermore, folding doors allow complete access to the compartment, avoiding the issue of overlapping that can occur with sliding doors.




In summary, folding doors are a suitable choice for compact spaces, similar to sliding doors. However, unlike sliding doors, folding doors provide complete access to compartments and effectively utilize the leftover corner spaces.

Indeed, Furnital folding doors offer versatility across three distinct applications:


  • Corner folding opening: an ideal solution for corner configurations in bedrooms, living areas, and kitchen wall units. This mechanism enables two doors to open on each side, providing convenient and complete access to the corner compartment.
  • Linear Folding opening: when using folding doors on wardrobes that are arranged in a straight line, it is possible to open all compartments at the same time. This allows for more spacious access to the compartments in comparison to traditional hinged and sliding doors.
  • Folding opening for passageway: in situations where wardrobes are positioned in the center of a room or kitchen wall units are not adjacent to the wall, folding doors facilitate seamless passage from one part of the compartment to the other.