Soft close hardware kits, or self-closing barn door hardware, is one of the most essential components of your sliding doors.
Available from manufacturers such as Leatherneck and MWE, semi-automatic self-closing hardware applies damping to the door movement. All it takes is a gentle push, and your door will be smoothly and gracefully set into a fully closed or fully open position.
While it’s a simple functionality, correctly-made soft close hardware automatically gives a confidence of use that anyone will envy. It emphasizes the door’s precise, sturdy engineering. Most of all, you’ll sleep well knowing it’s even safer to use. Why “correctly-made?” When you invest more in durable hardware, the long-term savings in repairs (or even replacement) will pay back. And, you’ll avoid needless injury.
Here are some of the advantages of self-closing hardware:
Advantages of Self Closing Barn Door Hardware
Sliding doors with soft closing system should be installed on furniture and in rooms where considerable concentration and quiet are required.
For example: bedrooms, hotel and patient rooms, conference and meeting rooms, offices and barrister’s offices, doctor’s surgeries, care and treatment rooms, and the wellness area.
Anywhere where small children, old people and/or people in need of care are present, soft closing systems on sliding doors effectively prevent fingers from being trapped in doors. The automatic gentle braking and closing of the door leaves prevents hard collisions, and therefore goes a long way to preventing accidents.
Soft closing systems provide additional operating convenience on any sliding door: This means that less force is required to close the doors, and the doors automatically glide gently into the end position. Conveniently and safely in any situation.
Hard collisions between sliding doors and the frames and end profiles cause additional wear to running gears, stoppers, tracks, door leaves and door profiles. The self closing mechanism and the soft closing system ensure that the sliding doors are protected and can be used for many years.
Soft-close is an absolute essential for high-quality door hardware, given the frictionless, effortless movement that results from precision engineering.
MWE’s soft-close hardware (which they call “Soft-Stop Technology”) is available for all of their kits, made in Germany. Built with classically European clinical precision, it is ultra-smooth, ultra-quiet, and beautiful. Some proud owners call it “jewelry for their doors.” Their hardware enables nearly effortless operation of even massive doors.
For those who prefer a more traditional, rustic look, we also offer soft-close for our American-made hardware from Leatherneck.
Where to Buy Soft Close Barn Door Hardware?
Soft-close kits from MWE (made in Germany) and Leatherneck (made in the USA) are available for ordering right here at Specialty Doors.
Need help choosing what to order? When you reach our customer support, you’ll get help directly from our team of door hardware professionals, with a combined 100 years experience. It’s like having a interior design specialist at your side — helping you get it right the first time.