bifold doors and carpet
Hello, what measures should I take if I plan on installing a bi-fold door on a carpet floor? It just a matter of installing a block of wood or plywood the appox thickness of the carpet to support the bracket (s) then have the carpet installed around the brackets? I battled half a day with a bi-fold door that originally was suppose to go on a vinyl floor but the floor ended up with a nice thick carpet
You're right on if you have not layed your carpet yet. However, if your carpet is already down, most bottom brackets are designed to mount onto the jamb. In that case, the bracket would just rest on the carpet.
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I typically allow the carpet to go in first.
Sit a block (3/4") on top with a couple finish nails to tack it in place, and then sit the hardware bracket on top of that.
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I'll do almost anything to avoid using bifolds.....
No doubt - bifolds are problematic.
thanks for tips, will look into the hardware from johnson
The regular hdwr that comes in the kit boxes work, but I buy the 1700 hdwr from Johnson. This bifold hdwr allows the door to hang from the upper track, merely holding the bottom pin in position (above the flooring) with a bracket that fastens to the jamb, above the flooring.
Well worth it, no jump off when the kids start working the doors.
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