Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 20
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by namenik OK
When I ordered this somehow I did not see the word "composite" and when I received it I didn't know it wasn't real wood until the final clear wrap came off. The last bi-fold I purchased a few years ago was solid wood, special ordered and I stained and urethaned it myself. I won't be able to alter this ones appearance though,unless I paint it, and that's too bad because it really looks plasticy. I had planned to use it to close off a water heater but found out blocking the airflow to the unit was not good. I skimmed other reviews that commented on flimsiness, but I didn't notice a weight difference between it and the solid wood one I moved around a couple months ago, perhaps they were referring to the hardware.
September 24, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mikkel1955 flimsy panels.
I was not impressed with the construction. The styles and rails are fine, but the panels were flimsy. They are light plastic, and are only raised on the outside and hollow on the inside. You don't want to put any pressure on them.
The door kit contains the track and the bottom pivot. Installation is easy as long as the opening is square. You do have some adjustment to compensate if the opening is a little out of square, but it is worth the effort to create a square opening.
If they make the panels heavier, it would be a good door. But the way they are, I am not sure how long they are going to last as pantry doors in the kitchen.
August 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by palaranda Good and easy fitting bi-door
Shipment arrived in tact within a couple of days and with all the parts required, with no damage whatsoever. Well securely packed.
The golden Oak look in the Bi-fold door is exceptionally good and is well made.
First I screwed the top rail in (using my own screws) then I used a plumb weight and connected it at the top and in the middle of the top track, thus finding the exact position for the lower bracket and screwed that in (again using my own screws)
My laundry room is 79 inches by 30 inches and the bi-fold door is 78-5/8 inches so I cut one inch off the lower part of the bi-fold using a bench power saw after removing the caps first and then replacing them in the same order. Rechecked the altered size and it just slotted into the frame. It suited me to first fit the pivot bolt into the bottom track channel and then inserting one top pivot into the hole in the top track. Having said that, you can fit the door either way, it was just my preference and I found that easier.
The Bi-door slides effortlessly to the open and closed positions. The attached photo was taken in the extremely restricted area right in front of the door as I just could not get any further back to get more of it in the frame.
. The cut was nice and clean, the caps easy to remove and replace and the quality of this bi-fold door is excellent.
April 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Very nice doors
Good all ways: light, durable, attractive, well made & fairly priced.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Toolie It is the perfect match to our decor.
It fit the opening perfectly and the color matched our stained door next to it nicely.
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historian My new closet door!
Last month, I got the Home Fashion Technologies louvered door in teak finish for my wife's walk-in closet. Because there is a heating vent located inside her closet, we really needed a louvered door to help with ventilation. I like these bi-fold doors because they have a small footprint when opened, and you are not banging a single piece door into things when it is open. My personal closet, is a typical man's closet with a 24 inch doorway, and with just enough room to store my simple collection of clothes. My wife's vanity is located near my closet door, so with the old door we had, I could not open it all the way, without banging the door into the vanity. Now, with this Home Fashion Technologies bi-fold door, that problem no longer exists! Getting in and out of my closet is now a breeze. I like the light weight, and the plastic finish that is easy to dust. I also like that the color matches the door of my wife's closet. Since my closet doesn't need ventilation, I didn't need louvers, and actually like the look of the solid panels better anyway. Thanks Home Fashion Technologies, and Home Depot!
August 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Historian A Great Door For Our Linen Closet
We have a linen closet located just behind our bedroom entry door. When the bedroom entry door is open, it blocks the door to the linen closet. The house builder installed a cheap hollow-core door on the linen closet. There was no way to leave the linen closet door open if that entry door was open.Installing this bifold door on the linen closet was a very smart move, and we can now leave the linen closet door open while still going in and out of the entry door. Some people have criticized this door because it it made of a plastic material, over a metal frame, and is lightweight. Personally, I don't see that as a problem at all, but rather a plus. First of all, the manufacturer is very upfront and honest about how their doors are made, so nobody can claim they were misled. Composite means composite. I happen to like the plastic finish. We have a very dusty house, and no matter how many times a day or week you dust, it always looks like you never dust. Anything that makes dusting easier is a big deal to me. A wood door will collect dust, and unless you have a glossy finish on it, its very difficult to dust. This door is a breeze to wipe the dust off of. If you are buying a main house entry door, for security, yes, you need a heavy-built door. However, for a closet, there is no need for a heavy door, and a light-weight door can serve that purpose just fine, and even make life easier. Personally, I really like these doors, and have three of them in my house! Thanks Home Fashion Technologies, and Home Depot!
August 26, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by HiloDIYer Looks good but flimsy
These doors look nice, and they are pretty easy to install. They aren't very solid, however, and I'm seriously questioning their durability. They feel flimsy when opening and closing. I'm doubting they were the appropriate purchase for a teenager's closet.
If you are looking for a simple bi-fold door/doors for your rental property, it will do fine. If you want something solid, that is going to last a long time, spend more money and get better quality.
July 12, 2016