Folding doors: advantages, types, and prices

Folding Doors

Folding doors: advantages, types, and prices

Folding doors, how do they work?

When it comes to choosing the most suitable door model for our homes, offices or even shops, the final decision might fall on a sliding door, so why not consider folding doors?

Folding doors have made their way into modern construction in recent years because they have countless advantages and easily combine functionality and aesthetics, which are fundamental when choosing a door. But how do folding doors work? They consist of a mechanism that allows one or more leaves to fold one on top of the other, just like leafing through a book. This movement takes up less space than the common swinging door which is why they are also known as “space-saving doors”.

If you want to learn more about the types, advantages, and prices of folding doors, then all you have to do is continue reading our article.


Interior folding doors advantages and types


As with all doors, folding interior doors allow you to choose the model that best suits your needs with differences in materials and types and different prices. There are three types of folding doors: asymmetrical, symmetrical, and swinging. They can have two or more leaves, depending on the space to be filled, and are an excellent solution for French doors.

Asymmetrical folding doors are the most practical and consequently most used and have two differently sized leaves. As the word suggests, symmetrical ones have two leaves of equal size. Rotating ones, on the other hand, have leaves that turn on their axis horizontally with the help of a lever handle.

The materials that can be used in the construction of a folding door are PVC, wood, aluminium, and glass, and each of them gives the room a different look and perception. Wooden folding doors, for example, give a feeling of timeless elegance and warmth to the room. 

Furthermore, if the wood is of excellent workmanship and quality they possess excellent durability – always remember that it is important to take good care of them.

Another very useful material could be glass: glass folding doors can both insulate a room from noise and allow natural light to enter freely, especially in two communicating rooms.

What are the advantages of a folding door? One above all is undoubtedly the recovery of space, especially when it comes to small rooms. They facilitate the connection between rooms, such as between the dining room and the kitchen, and make spaces accessible even to those with reduced mobility, such as the elderly. Folding patio doors, on the other hand, can be an excellent solution for those who need to connect interior and exterior in a practical yet aesthetically pleasing manner.


Prices of interior folding doors

If you were wondering how much it costs to install a folding door, the answer is very simple. As a guideline, prices are between €250 and €460 for two-leaf folding doors, between €300 and €500 for three-leaf folding doors, and between €650 and €1,000 for French doors

Obviously, prices are variable depending on the seller and above all on the materials used. For example, if we choose a wooden folding door, the price will change depending on the type of wood chosen or if we choose to include some customisation, such as the type of paint or a decorative motif, or if we choose to include parts in other materials such as glass.

For folding patio doors, on the other hand, prices will vary depending on the materials and thickness of the glass panes to be used, especially if soundproofing and good thermal insulation are desired.

There is certainly no shortage of choice, and with careful analysis by professionals in the sector, the solution is at hand. We at Eurocassonetto strive daily to assist our customers in the best possible way and with professionality.