Pivot Doors

Pivot Doors

Description
Description

A pivot door is a unique, contemporary door style featuring a central or offset pivot point, enabling a smooth, rotating motion. Instead of traditional hinges, it utilizes top and bottom pivot hardware, distributing the door's weight evenly. This mechanism allows for larger, heavier doors, providing an impressive, eye-catching entrance. Commonly used in residential, commercial, and public spaces, pivot doors boast versatility, making them suitable for both interior and exterior applications. Offering a seamless, minimalist aesthetic, they create a bold architectural statement.

History
History

The pivot door's history dates back to ancient civilizations, including Egypt, Greece, and Rome, where large, heavy doors required alternative support mechanisms. Pivot doors were constructed with stone pivots, functioning as both decorative and practical architectural elements. In China, during the Tang Dynasty, pivots were used in palace gates. Over time, the pivot door evolved, with materials and designs adapting to contemporary styles. Today, pivot doors represent a modern, sophisticated choice, blending functionality, aesthetics, and innovation, enhancing various architectural spaces.

Future
Future

Pivot doors, rotating around a central axis, are making waves in modern architecture. Their large, dramatic openings offer a grand entrance feel. Trending materials include oversized glass panes and warm woods, blending minimalist design with natural elements. Many are integrating smart tech, like fingerprint access or app-controlled locks. As homeowners and businesses aim for impactful first impressions and seamless design, pivot doors stand out, offering a blend of innovation and elegance in entrances.

Common Questions
Common Questions
Can a pivot door open both ways?

Yes, a pivot door can open both ways, known as a double-action pivot door. This feature allows the door to swing 90 degrees in each direction, providing a versatile and efficient entry solution. Double-action pivot doors are ideal for high-traffic areas, facilitating smooth movement between spaces in commercial and public settings.

Do pivot doors save space?

Pivot doors can save space, as their unique rotating mechanism doesn't require clearance for the door to swing open like traditional hinged doors. Instead, they partially pivot within their own plane, optimizing the use of available space. This makes them a suitable choice for tight or spatially constrained areas.

How much weight can a door pivot hold?

The weight capacity of a door pivot depends on the specific hardware used. Heavy-duty pivot hinges can typically support doors weighing between 500 to 1,000 pounds (227 to 454 kg). However, some specialized pivot hinges can accommodate even heavier doors, up to 2,000 pounds (907 kg) or more. It is crucial to select the appropriate pivot hinge based on the door's weight to ensure safe and efficient operation.

Buildings

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6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Angled
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/moXBe
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3D
Pivot Door - AngledView of a Angled Slats Pivot Door in 3D available for downloadView of a Angled Slats Pivot Door in 3D available for download
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Edge Panel
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/RIc4a
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Edge Panel3D model of a Edge Panel Pivot Door viewed in perspective3D model of a Edge Panel Pivot Door viewed in perspective
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Edge Panel, Slats
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/pTLP6
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3D
Pivot Door - Edge Panel, SlatsPerspective view of a 3D model of a Edge Panel Pivot Door (Slats)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Edge Panel Pivot Door (Slats)
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Edge Slats, Double
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/t78Ju
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Edge Slats, DoubleView of a Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) in 3D available for downloadView of a Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) in 3D available for download
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Edge Slats, Single
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/aO0uP
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Edge Slats, Single3D model of a Edge Slats Pivot Door (Single) viewed in perspective3D model of a Edge Slats Pivot Door (Single) viewed in perspective
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Flush
366.000
213.000
5.700
20
https://p3d.in/e/KYyvU
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3D
Pivot Door - FlushPerspective view of a 3D model of a Flush Pivot DoorPerspective view of a 3D model of a Flush Pivot Door
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, 1 Panel
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/5ay3P
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, 1 Panel3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door viewed in perspective3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door viewed in perspective
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 4 Panels
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/NW7ew
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 4 PanelsPerspective view of a 3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 4 Panels)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 4 Panels)
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 5 Panels
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/Bh9zJ
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 5 PanelsView of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 5 Panels) in 3D available for downloadView of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 5 Panels) in 3D available for download
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 6 Panels, Thin
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/EWibQ
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 6 Panels, Thin3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) viewed in perspective3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) viewed in perspective
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 7 Panels
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/9iai8
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 7 PanelsPerspective view of a 3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 7 Panels)Perspective view of a 3D model of a Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 7 Panels)
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Mixed Modern
366.000
213.000
5.700
650
https://p3d.in/e/sWVQX
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Mixed ModernView of a Mixed Glass Modern Pivot Door in 3D available for downloadView of a Mixed Glass Modern Pivot Door in 3D available for download
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Squares, Small
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/l2x1G
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Squares, Small3D model of a Glass Small Squares Pivot Door viewed in perspective3D model of a Glass Small Squares Pivot Door viewed in perspective
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, Double
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/ipWCf
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, DoublePerspective view of a 3D model of a Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot DoorPerspective view of a 3D model of a Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot Door
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, Slats, Thin
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/30DfB
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, Slats, ThinView of a Vertical Glass Pivot Door (Slats, Thin) in 3D available for downloadView of a Vertical Glass Pivot Door (Slats, Thin) in 3D available for download
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, Slats, Wide
366.000
213.000
5.700
300
https://p3d.in/e/m9FWy
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3D
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, Slats, Wide3D model of a Vertical Glass Pivot Door (Slats, Wide) viewed in perspective3D model of a Vertical Glass Pivot Door (Slats, Wide) viewed in perspective
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Horizontal Slats, Thin
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/9h6n2
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Horizontal Slats, ThinView of a Horizontal Slats Pivot Door (Thin) in 3D available for downloadView of a Horizontal Slats Pivot Door (Thin) in 3D available for download
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Horizontal Slats, Wide
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/Ok7zA
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Horizontal Slats, Wide3D model of a Horizontal Slats Pivot Door (Wide) viewed in perspective3D model of a Horizontal Slats Pivot Door (Wide) viewed in perspective
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
3.5” | 8.9 cm
Pivot Door - Offset Panel
366.000
213.000
8.900
0
https://p3d.in/e/ntMmc
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3D
Pivot Door - Offset PanelPerspective view of a 3D model of a Offset Panel Pivot DoorPerspective view of a 3D model of a Offset Panel Pivot Door
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Pivot Door - Vertical Slats
366.000
213.000
5.700
0
https://p3d.in/e/hODx4
GUIDE
3D
Pivot Door - Vertical SlatsView of a Vertical Slats Pivot Door in 3D available for downloadView of a Vertical Slats Pivot Door in 3D available for download
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, Double
Style and size comparison drawing of the Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot Door compared to other pivot door designs

A pivot door with paired vertical glass panels is a modern and elegant entrance solution that features a central pivot point and two vertical glass panels, arranged side by side. The glass panels can be framed or frameless, and the hardware is typically hidden to maintain a clean-lined appearance. The use of glass in the design allows for natural light to flood the interior space while providing a stylish entrance solution.

The paired vertical glass panels add a touch of sophistication to the door's design, creating a unique visual effect. Pivot doors with paired vertical glass panels are often seen in modern homes, offices, and commercial spaces, providing a functional and stylish entrance solution that enhances the overall design of any space.

The Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot Door is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot Door viewed from the front, plan, and side
A pivot door with paired vertical glass panels is a modern and elegant entrance solution that features a central pivot point and two vertical glass panels, arranged side by side. The glass panels can be framed or frameless, and the hardware is typically hidden to maintain a clean-lined appearance.

The Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot Door is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Set of scaled dimensioned drawings of the Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot Door viewed from the front, plan, and side
Pivot Door - Glass, Vertical, Double
Height:
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
Width:
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
Length:
Depth:
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Weight:
Area:

Pivot Location: 4”-30” | 10-76 cm

Materials
Solid wood, glass

Drawings include:

Double Vertical Glass Panel Pivot Door front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Pivot Door - Vertical Slats
Scale illustration of the Vertical Slats Pivot Door compared to other pivot door styles

A pivot door with vertical slats is a stylish and modern entrance solution that features a central pivot point and multiple vertical slats. The slats can be made from a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, or glass, and they offer a sophisticated and elegant look that adds depth and texture to the door's surface. The pivot hardware allows for even weight distribution, making larger and heavier door designs possible.

The vertical slats provide a unique visual effect, enhancing the door's aesthetic appeal. Pivot doors with vertical slats are commonly used in modern homes, offices, and commercial spaces, such as retail stores, providing a functional and stylish entrance solution that enhances the overall design of any space.

The Vertical Slats Pivot Door is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Group of dimensioned illustrations of the Vertical Slats Pivot Door seen in elevation and plan
A pivot door with vertical slats is a stylish and modern entrance solution that features a central pivot point and multiple vertical slats. The slats can be made from a variety of materials, such as wood, metal, or glass, and they offer a sophisticated and elegant look that adds depth and texture.

The Vertical Slats Pivot Door is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Group of dimensioned illustrations of the Vertical Slats Pivot Door seen in elevation and plan
Pivot Door - Vertical Slats
Height:
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
Width:
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
Length:
Depth:
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Weight:
Area:

Pivot Location: 4”-30” | 10-76 cm

Materials
Solid wood

Drawings include:

Vertical Slats Pivot Door front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Pivot Door - Glass, 1 Panel
Comparison drawing of the Glass Panel Pivot Door compared other pivot door designs

A pivot door with one glass panel is a modern and minimalist door design that features a central pivot point and a single large glass panel, providing a sleek and elegant entrance solution. The glass panel can be framed or frameless, with hardware that is often concealed to maintain a streamlined appearance.

The use of glass in the design allows for natural light to penetrate the interior space, creating an open and airy feel. Pivot doors with a single glass panel are popular in both residential and commercial settings, providing a contemporary and functional entrance solution that adds a touch of sophistication to any space.

The Glass Panel Pivot Door is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Scaled set of drawings of the Glass Panel Pivot Door in front, side and top views
A pivot door with one glass panel is a modern and minimalist door design that features a central pivot point and a single large glass panel, providing a sleek and elegant entrance solution. The glass panel can be framed or frameless, with hardware that is often concealed.

The Glass Panel Pivot Door is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Scaled set of drawings of the Glass Panel Pivot Door in front, side and top views
Pivot Door - Glass, 1 Panel
Height:
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
Width:
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
Length:
Depth:
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Weight:
Area:

Pivot Location: 4”-30” | 10-76 cm

Materials
Solid wood, glass

Drawings include:

Glass Panel Pivot Door front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Pivot Door - Edge Slats, Double
Scale illustration of the Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) compared to other pivot door styles

A pivot door with a mix of double vertical edge slats and horizontal slats is a contemporary and stylish entrance solution that features a central pivot point, double vertical edge slats, and horizontal slats. The slats can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, or glass, and the pivot hardware allows the door to rotate smoothly.

The design provides a unique visual effect, with the double vertical edge slats adding a touch of modernity to the horizontal slats' texture. The use of glass in the design allows for natural light to penetrate the interior space, while the slats provide privacy and light control. Pivot doors with a mix of double vertical edge slats and horizontal slats are a popular choice for modern homes, offices, and commercial spaces, providing both function and style.

The Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Group of dimensioned illustrations of the Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) seen in elevation and plan
A pivot door with a mix of double vertical edge slats and horizontal slats is a contemporary and stylish entrance solution that features a central pivot point, double vertical edge slats, and horizontal slats. The slats can be made from a variety of materials, including wood, metal, or glass.

The Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 6’6”-12’ (1.98-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Group of dimensioned illustrations of the Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) seen in elevation and plan
Pivot Door - Edge Slats, Double
Height:
6’6”-12’ | 1.98-3.66 m
Width:
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
Length:
Depth:
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Weight:
Area:

Pivot Location: 4”-30” | 10-76 cm

Materials
Solid wood

Drawings include:

Edge Slats Pivot Door (Double) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

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Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 6 Panels, Thin
Comparison drawing of the Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) compared other pivot door designs

A pivot door with six thin horizontal glass panels is a contemporary and stylish door design that features a central pivot point and six equally sized, narrow glass panels arranged horizontally. The glass panels can be framed or frameless, with hardware typically concealed to maintain a sleek, clean-lined appearance.

The use of glass in the design allows for natural light to penetrate the interior space, while the thin horizontal panels create an interesting visual effect. Pivot doors with six thin horizontal glass panels are often seen in modern homes, offices, and commercial settings, providing a functional and elegant entrance solution that optimizes available space.

The Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 8’-12’ (2.44-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Scaled set of drawings of the Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) in front, side and top views
A pivot door with six thin horizontal glass panels is a contemporary and stylish door design that features a central pivot point and six equally sized, narrow glass panels arranged horizontally. The glass panels can be framed or frameless, with hardware typically concealed.

The Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) is available in a range of sizes with widths between 3’6”-7’ (1.07-2.13 m) and heights ranging from 8’-12’ (2.44-3.66 m). The door thickness for an exterior pivot door is 2.25” (5.7 cm) with pivot locations varying between 4”-30” (10-76 cm) from the door edge depending on the door width.

Scaled set of drawings of the Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) in front, side and top views
Pivot Door - Glass, Horizontal, 6 Panels, Thin
Height:
8’-12’ | 2.44-3.66 m
Width:
3’6”-7’ | 1.07-2.13 m
Length:
Depth:
2.25” | 5.7 cm
Weight:
Area:

Pivot Location: 4”-30” | 10-76 cm

Materials
Solid wood, glass

Drawings include:

Glass Panel Pivot Door (Horizontal, 6 Panels) front elevation (various sizes), side view, plan views

Downloads

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