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June 30, 2023
Whether you decide on hiring a contractor or working on your next DIY project, knowing how to measure interior doors is crucial. Switching out and upgrading your home's interior design is only possible if you find doors that fit your existing door frame.
Discount Hardware Direct understands that selecting the perfect door for your sliding door track is important. We strive to provide our customers with quality doors and hardware in various sizes. Keep reading to learn more about standard and non-standard size doors and how you can find the perfect match for you.
Understanding Custom Doors: Door Thickness
No matter what types of durable doors you want to purchase, selecting the correct door thickness is crucial. Door slabs are typically between 1 3/8" and 1 3/4" thick, with their thickness varying based on their use.
Most suppliers will have the 1 3/8" thick door slabs readily available for purchase, as this is the most common size. On the other hand, the 1 1/2" and 1 3/4" thick ones are still standard designs, but due to their thickness they are less used in modern homes. The thicker of the latter two, the 1 3/4" is usually used for fire-proof doors.
To correctly measure door thickness, measuring both the door and the rebate in the frame is equally important. Using a simple measuring tape, you will need to run the tape along the edge of the door to see how thick it is. Do the same to the rebate in the frame, which is where the door sits when it is closed.