How To Install A Sliding Door Track
If you’re wondering whether a sliding door might be right for you, it’s fairly simple to figure out. If you want to install a door in an area that has limited floor space, meaning it will be difficult to install a door that swings open in either direction, a sliding door is a must. Unless you want to install a pocket door, which will necessitate opening up your walls, a sliding door that moves on a track is an easier option.
Of course, before you install a sliding door, you’ll need to install a sliding door track. The track is what the door slides upon. While some sliding doors will need to be mounted to hang from the ceiling, most people can hang one on the wall above the door. Just make sure that you have wall studs and at least 2” above the door. That’s 2” above either the door opening or the door casing, if you have it. Since most people install their sliding doors on the wall, these instructions will cover that, but there will be details for people considering a ceiling mount. Luckily, this is a task that most people can do. All you’ll need is a few simple tools and materials and you can get the project finished quickly.