Engineering

The MAGIGLIDE Closet Door System® has a proven track record of outstanding durability, even in abusive environments. Our patented engineering will provide decades of superior performance, with a smooth, luxurious glide that occupants will enjoy each and every day.

 

Panels
Solid-core flat panel bi-fold and pivot panels are made from premium quality, industrial grade particle board for superior strength and rigidity.

 

Piano Hinge
Full length heavy-duty structural piano hinge, embedded. Secured with tempered steel pins. No floor track is necessary to support pivot or guided panels.

 

Floor Pivot Assembly
Carries entire weight of door system. 14-gauge cold-rolled steel saddle brackets & floor pivot brackets. Hardened steel pins and threaded studs.

 

Top Track
Heavy-duty aircraft quality aluminum alloy top track serves only to guide panels. No weight is carried here, ensuring decades of smooth, trouble-free operation.

Panel Options

Standard vs. Advantage Series

The product is available in two thicknesses:
MAGIGLIDE Standard Series panel is 3/4″ thick and ideal for every application.
MAGIGLIDE Advantage Series panel is 1-1/8″ thick and ideal for high-end applications.

 

Bi-fold vs. Pivots

MAGIGLIDE is primarily available as a bi-fold, with pivot doors to complement. The MAGIGLIDE Bi-fold Door consists of two panels, the pivot panel and the guide panel joined by a piano-hinge. A MAGIGLIDE Pivot Door consists of exactly one-half of a bi-fold door with a magnetic catch. Pivot and Bi-Fold doors may be mixed in any combination along the same top track. Pivot Doors are available only in 1-1/8″ thickness, and can be mixed along the same track with both Standard and Advantage Series bi-folds.

 

Panel Material

The standard core is high-density industrial particle board, 45# density. This product is produced from select U.S. and Canadian mill by-products. Core upgrades include UF-free for LEED projects and MDF board.

 

Panel Finishes

The standard finish is high-pressure thermo-set melamine (paintable). Optional finishes include low-pressure melamine, high-pressure laminates (vertical grades) and premium wood veneers. Optional finishes are not stocked and may add up to 4 weeks delivery time to your order.

Wood veneers may be ordered unfinished or factory finished in a stain/seal of your choice. In either case, handling with care is recommended. Unfinished wood doors may benefit from a touch sanding with light sandpaper to remove handler fingerprint before staining and sealing on-site.

 

Ventilation Grills

If MAGIGLIDE doors are to be installed in front of laundry equipment, Ventilation Grills may be factory installed. Grills may be specified at the door top, at the door bottom, or at both levels. Grills may be installed on one or both of the bi-fold sections.

 

Mirrors

MAGIGLIDE hardware is engineered for strength, the doors can easily bear the additional weight of plate glass mirrors. Local glazers may be engaged to mount mirrors on doors after installation. Note: only the 1-⅛” Premium Doors should be used.

Hardware Options

Top Track

The same Top Track is common to 3/4″ and 1-1/8″ doors. Top Track is mill finish extruded aluminum. Decorative white vinyl taping is available as an upgrade.

 

Floor Pivot Assembly

The Floor Pivot Assembly carries all the weight of the door and must be securely affixed to the floor or threshold. We offer two variations to the Floor Pivot Assembly: the Standard Floor Pivot Assembly (SFPA) and the optional Flat Floor Plate. The Standard Floor Pivot Assembly is “hat-shaped” and can be used on any floor surface, and is necessary for units with wall-to-wall carpeting.

 

Decorative Boot

A Stainless Steel Boot (decorative cover) is available to cover the Standard Floor Pivot Assembly. This cover is most useful and attractive when used with hard floor surfaces of any type. The Stainless Steel Boot is an Add-Option.

 

Optional Flat Floor Plate

For lower clearances under the doors, a flat floor plate may used in lieu of the Standard Floor Pivot Assembly. The Flat Floor Plate achieves tighter tolerances under doors, a detail preference of some architects and interior designers. Unless specifically desired for the sake of design, the Standard Assembly is the best option for multi-family housing, as the 3/4″ undercut is kind to the toes and has enough elevation to stay clear of area rugs.

Note: Flat Floor Plates are ideal for 3/4″ wood flooring or for mounting on wood thresholds. Flat Floor Plates are NOT recommended for masonry floors. Tight tolerances expected with the flat floor plates require exceptionally flat floors. See Product Handbook for additional information.

 

Pulls

Any pull may be used with MAGIGLIDE Bi-Fold Closet Doors. Standard with delivery, we offer a double-post D-Shaped white nylon pull, appx. 4” c/l (ADA compliant). The factory does NOT drill holes for pulls, which must be accomplished on the job-site. However, the location of the pull is specified; see installation instructions. You may order and install pulls of your choice, from any vendor of your choice.

LEED Credits

MAGIGLIDE complies with California ARB Composite Wood ATCM 93120 Phase 2 Formaldehyde Emission Limits. MAGIGLIDE is 91.47% pre-consumer recycled raw material and 3.93% post-consumer recycled raw material. LEED MR4. Optional Green Board contains no added urea formaldehyde (NAUF). LEED IEQ4.4

ADA Compliance

ADA sets certain standards for making certain those with physical handicaps are able to function in society without facing insurmountable barriers. The part of ADA that pertains to closet access establishes the minimum clear-span opening for each closet category – i.e. reach in or walk-in – and limits heights of thresholds so as to make these closets readily accessible to the handicapped.

 

MAGIGLIDE Bi-Fold Closet Doors doors do not require any floor track to impede occupants with walkers, canes or wheelchairs. MAGIGLIDE Doors are ADA compliant just as delivered provided the openings are of a minimum width. For the severely handicapped, a high-projection, D-style aluminum pull (5″ c/l) is optional.

 

The closet widths illustrated in the next table are the minimum width between jambs. Because each MAGIGLIDE bi-fold section reduces clear-span by six (6) inches when fully open, the closet opening must be oversized to result in ADA compliance. Pivot doors reduce the clearance by three (3) inches; however, they project further into rooms than bi-folds so they may be less desirable for handicapped units.

About our Company

MAGIGLIDE is manufactured by Landquist & Son, a three generation Chicago manufacturer. MAGIGLIDE is a simple hard-working product with clean, modern style and attractive affordability. Engineered in 1960, MAGIGLIDE has earned its reputation for durability through numerous successful installations in many of Chicago’s most abusive housing environments. In 1993, MAGIGLIDE defined the HUD spec for “heavy-duty bi-folding closet doors”. Today, MAGIGLIDE can be found in the penthouses of some of the nation’s most luxurious towers, while the award-winning, ultra-flexible MAGIGLIDE Smartwall System is introducing a whole new way to design sustainable live-work-play urban communities of the future.