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Its essential sleekness hinges on the usually invisible hardware for this door
Rather than being attached to the door frame, pivot doors turn on a single shaft located within the door itself. The weight of the door fully rests on the arm at the bottom; the arm at the top guides the movement. Pivot doors can either swing in a single direction or turn both ways.
The hardware allowing a door to pivot is nearly invisible, creating a sleek appearance.
Traditional swinging doors rely on hinges for their movement, which eventually warps the door or wears out the hinges. Pivoting doors rest on a single shaft, reducing strain on both the door and the hardware.
Oversize or heavy doors swing more easily on a pivot. It would be difficult to find a hinge strong enough to suspend a door of this size and weight
High-gloss paint and frosted glass make for a striking pivot door. The shaft of this pivot door is visible at the top, revealing the mechanics.
A double set of pivot doors like these may resemble hinge doors when they're closed, but the gap at the frame edge when they're open gives them away.