What are the advantages of flush-mounted doors, and why are they no better than classics?
In recent years, the world has evolved towards practicality. Even before the pandemic, designers, fashion designers and artists started creating products that would not only be visually appealing, but also comfortable. A time of minimalism and comfort is the vector of human development now.
But low-key doesn’t mean boring. Driven by admiration for the aesthetics of simplicity, designers have come up with new and unusual solutions to organise space. This is how the trend for invisible doors, which are being used more and more frequently in contemporary designs, came about.
Invisible doors or flush-mounted doors are doors that do not blend into the wall thanks to their technical features, creating a monolithic effect. They merge with the space and literally become invisible to the eye. They are made of anodised aluminium and have no visible hinges or joints. The only thing that stands out against the wall is the gap in the door panel and the rectangular profile that surrounds it.
Doors are installed in the flat before any finishing work begins – plastering, painting etc. They are produced both to order and ready to be covered on site. Concealed doors are accompanied by a special skirting board. Doors can be either concealed or fitted externally. Concealed skirting boards can be illuminated. This is a further option to create an accent light in the room.
But invisible doors are not the answer to all problems. They can be arranged in terms of texture and design, but they are still a door. It is not possible to completely dissolve them into the interior.
The main advantage of flush doors, which is highlighted in articles and compilations, is that they merge with wallpaper or plaster on the wall. But classic doors can also give a similar effect. It all depends on the application and the material the doors are made of.
The only real difference between the two types of doors is that the flush doors have an installation box that is integrated into the wall. In all other aspects, classic and invisible doors are alike.
What a good thing about a flush door is:
- Integration into space. The doors seamlessly integrate into the interior, without any visible seams or joints.
- Hidden doors can be designed to suit all tastes. Doors can be painted, plastered, mirrors or other decorative elements can be mounted on them. You can’t do that with a classic door. Invisible doors often feature glass, stone or tiles.
We’re here to ensure that the old is not being discriminated against. Classic doors also integrate into the overall design and can become part of the wall design scheme. They can replicate the texture of cabinets, MDF panels and other elements they are close to. Concealed doors do not have any obvious advantages over classic doors. They’re just something new in design. And we like to pay attention to what the eye is not yet used to.