Commercial Door Thresholds

Commercial door thresholds are a crucial part of every building and come in a variety of materials. Aluminum is the most popular for commercial door threshold applications.

Door thresholds have several different functions, including a Weather Barrier. The door threshold can help prevent rain, snow, or other environmental elements from entering beneath the door, keeping the indoors dry.

Door thresholds improve Energy Efficiency: Thresholds can help seal the gap between the door and the floor, preventing drafts and improving insulation. Door thresholds create a Smooth Transition: A threshold can provide a smoother transition between different floor materials or levels, especially in commercial settings where carts or equipment might be rolled through doorways.

Commercial door thresholds act as a Barrier for Pests: It can help keep out small pests like insects from entering through the gap under the door. Thresholds offer Enhanced Security: In some cases, thresholds can also be a part of the security features of a door, making it harder for unauthorized access. Thresholds also make a space feel finished and provide an Aesthetic Finish: Thresholds can offer a more finished appearance to a doorway, particularly where two different types of flooring material meet.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Since doors are typically 36” wide, the standard size of a door threshold is also 36”. Some door thresholds are available in sizes larger than 36” for other applications. Our catalog carries thresholds that are 36”, 48”, 72”, and 96” long to fit all of your needs.

    Door thresholds are installed directly into the floor below the center of the door and are typically made of metal or vinyl. Door shoes are installed on the bottom of the door itself and provide an additional barrier to light, particulates, and air. They can be made from a variety of materials including plastic and rubber. A door shoe is also sometimes referred to as a door sweep.

    Most thresholds are fire rated. Simply look at the threshold specifications and ensure it meets the following requirements - UL 10B and UL 10C. These ratings show that the door has been tested to retard the passage of fire by a standardizing testing agency.

    Skid Resistant Thresholds have been treated with a finish that provides a better grip for people walking through the doorway. They are perfect for high-traffic areas or high-load applications such as industrial parks, educational facilities, cafeterias, factories, medical centers, and hospitals.

    Yes, all of our stock thresholds come with pre-drilled and counter-sunk holes. You can quickly drill pilot holes into the floor through the pre-drilled guide holes and install the threshold.