How to Measure Closet Doors?
To All Our Valued Customers, Over the past few years, the Covid 19 Pandemic has forced us to adapt and change the way we do things on a day-to-day basis. Florida Lumber is no exception. To make sure that we remain strong and competitive in the market for the years to come, Florida Lumber has had to adjust and change our vision for the future. In the last 2 years, we have stopped selling Sheetrock and drywall products, roofing felt and roofing materials, and have even closed on Saturdays.
Over the last few months, we have been transitioning our way out of the door supply business so on August 31, 2022, our door shop will stop assembling doors. We will continue liquidating our doors from inventory until we are out of material.
Some customers have asked if we are closing or even moving locations. To set the story straight, we are not closing or selling the business and we are not moving. These changes are all part of our new vision and path to continue serving South Florida and increasing our footprint in the construction supply industry.
Our focus is going to be on Lumber, Construction Materials, Rebar Fabrication and Rebar Accessories. As we have liquidated some of the items that we don’t sell anymore we have created more space to buy a larger volume of our core items and pass on the savings to our customers.
In the next year you will start seeing changes that will help improve our ability to serve you, our customers. We appreciate your business and your patience as Florida Lumber’s new vision becomes reality.
A Todos Nuestros Valiosos Clientes En los ultimos anos, la pandemia de el Virus (Covid 19) nos ha forzado a adaptarnos y cambiar la forma de hacer cosas en el dia a dia. Florida Lumber no ha sido una excepcion.
Para asegurarnos de mantenernos fuertes y competitivos en el mercado en los anos venideros, Florida Lumber ha tenido que ajustar y cambiar nuestra vision para el futuro. En los dos ultimos anos hemos dejado de vender los productos de yeso (sheetrock), paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados. En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas. Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad. La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construccion.
paneles de yeso (drywall), tela asfaltica (roofing felt), materiales de techo y cerramos los Sabados.
En los ultimos meses, hemos estado en transicion para salir del negocio de suministro de puertas, en Agosto 31, del 2022 nuestra tienda de puertas dejara de construir y/o cortar puertas.
Vamos a continuar liquidando nuestro inventario de puertas haste que terminemos todo el material. Algunos de nuestros clientes han preguntado si estamos cerrando o si nos estamos moviendo a otra localidad.
La verdad es que no estamos cerrando, no estamos vendiendo y no estamos cambiando de localidad. Estos cambios son todos parte de nuestra nueva vision y camino a continuar sirviendo al estado sur de la Florida y incrementar nuestras huellas en la industria de suministros de construcción.
Closet doors not only conceal the essentials kept inside your wardrobe but they can be a decorative piece to embellish the appearance of a room or add character to the interiors. When renovating a room, you can update the existing door to match a room’s new look or for additional decoration. You may even change an old closet door if it has worn out.
Regardless of the reason to replace a closet door, it is important to correctly measure closet doors to ensure perfect fit.
How to Measure for Closet Doors?
There are different types of closet doors available in different sizes. Hence, it may become difficult for you to select the right door for your closet and the following tips may be helpful when measuring the closet doors.
Firstly, you have to measure the width of the doorway from inside edges.
It is important to remember that there may be some variation in a closet door’s size in comparison to its original size. It may happen due to poor craftsmanship or foundation settling down. Hence, take multiple measurements at different heights.
Next, measure the height of the doorway from the floor to the inside edge.
It is wise to take at least two measurements, as a doorway may lean (a little bit) on either way.
It may be hard to find a door for an opening that is not square. You have two options in this scenario.
Reframing the doorway is the first option. In this scenario, you have to cut and remove the existing trim and jamb. The corners and edges become square in this manner.
The second option is easier. You may search for a door that fits into the existing perimeter. In this scenario, there may be some imperfections (gaps) in some areas. However, you may hide these imperfections using a few trims along the edges of a doorway.
How to Measure for Closet Doors & Interior Doors?
A closet may have a rough opening and finished opening.
The rough opening is seen at the primary stages of building or remodelling a closet.
The wall studs remain exposed in the rough opening. A door’s opening will be considered rough if you measure between the studs despite the application of drywall.
The finished opening of a closet door has been fitted with jambs and drywall.
You have to follow the same process when measuring the rough or finished opening of a closet door. You have to follow the same process when measuring any interior door.
You have to measure the opening from one inside edge to another inside edge.
You have to take the measurement at two or more locations in order to rule out incorrect measurement at both ends, as the opening may be larger at one end in comparison to another.
If there is any difference in the measurements, then it is possible to rectify the imperfections in two methods.
You may replace the frame of an opening with/without replacing the jamb in order to make it square.
The second method is simpler. You may order a closet door in accordance to the smallest measurement. It is going to result in unevenness and there may be a little gap between the doors and the opening. In this scenario, you may use a decorative trim around a door’s opening in order to hide the gap.
How to Measure for Sliding Closet Doors?
Sliding closet doors are ideal for all types of rooms. They do not open out into the room. Hence, this type of closet door is ideal for compact rooms; however, you may fit it to the closet of any room. It is easier to fit a sliding door in comparison to a conventional door and you have to follow these steps when measuring the opening of a sliding closet door.
The width of a sliding closet door’s top mounting track may affect a door’s length. Hence, it is essential to measure this width. If there is thick carpeting near the closet, then you have to reduce a doorway’s length in order to make space for the thick carpet.
At first, it is essential to measure the height of a sliding closet doorway’s opening on both left and right sides. The opening may not be square. Hence, it is essential to take both measurements.
It is essential to take another measurement at the centre of the doorway if the opening is extra wide.
It is equally important to measure horizontally across the top and bottom of the opening. When taking these measurements, you have to measure just below and above the doorframe.
You also have to determine the number of sliding doors that you plan to hang on the track when taking measurement, as you have to leave additional spaces for overlapping. Therefore, you have to take measurements of these additional spaces.
How to Measure for Bifold Closet Doors?
Bi-fold closet doors are equally ideal for compact spaces, as the frames fold and let you open a closet without taking up a lot of space. However, it is a bit tricky to measure the bi-fold closet doors, as you have to keep in mind that the doors will fold on themselves. The following steps may help you when taking measurements before installing the bi-fold closet doors.
You have to leave a little bit of space on each side for bracing when installing a bi-fold closet door. You have to include this space when taking measurements.
The width of Bifold closet doors are usually 24/30/32/36 inches. Hence, you have to allow 6-12 inches for bracing.
When taking measurements, you have to measure a door’s shape at first.
For example, you may have bought a 30-inch bifold door. In this scenario, you have to extend the measuring tape 30 inches to the right when measuring from the top left of a doorway. You have to mark the end and this shows the extent of a door opening.
It is important to measure a doorframe’s height. The finished opening of most bifold closet doors is usually 80.75 inches in height. It is important to maintain this height in order to have sufficient headroom. It is important to measure the height on both left and right sides in order to ensure that you have left adequate space.
You may need to change the closet door because it has worn out or you need to remodel a room and need to install a closet door that compliments the interior décor. Thus, it is important to correctly measure closet doors for a flawless installation.
If you are planning to install a closet door and need help with measuring, contact us today!