Folding doors are types of doors that fold open instead of swinging open as the normal ones do. It is for this reason that folding doors are ideal to use in areas of limited space or where you need to use the space right beside the door.
While most folding doors come in the form of bifold doors, there are the multiple folding ones referred to as accordion doors as well.
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Bifold doors are the most common types of folding doors that you will find in most homes. These are ideal for installation in spaces that are too small to fit an ordinary-sized door. As such, you will find these types of doors being commonly used in laundry rooms, closets, and pantries, as well as for separating two different rooms.
These bi-fold doors comprise of two narrow doors which are attached at the center by a hinge. Bifolding doors, as they are also known, are installed along a track which enables them to slide open. Once opened, you may fold the two doors along the hinges and slide over them to one side. You may also use your bifold doors in pairs. In this case, two bi-fold doors will be placed together on a single track and once opened; each door will fold open on either side of this track.
On the other hand, the multi-folding doors are also referred to as accordion doors and these fold to one side, just as the bifold ones do. However, accordion doors consist of multiple panels that fold together in a manner similar to an accordion.