Smart Office Solutions: Pedestrian Door Trends For 2022

In 2022, office design is all about style and functionality. If you want to impress your clients and enhance the look of your workspace, here’s an overview of some of the latest pedestrian door trends you may want to get in on.

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Glass Door Trends

Glass has become the go-to material for modern office doors. It’s extremely versatile and comes in a variety of customizable designs. Here’s an overview of glass doors that are ideal for a variety of workspaces:

  • Barn doors add the perfect modern touch to any office. They’re ideal for spaces with high ceilings, and they use a manual slide system. You can opt for a single pane of frameless glass for a sleek and modern look, or you could select several decorative muntins (also known as glazing bars) for a more traditional appearance. Depending on the style you’re going for, you can also choose whether you want the upper track rolling mechanism to be enclosed or exposed.

  • Pocket doors are the ideal choice if your office is short on space. Since they slide smoothly into the wall and tuck neatly out of sight, they create additional space to conduct business. In addition, you can place your office furniture wherever you like without worrying about door clearance. If you want a bit more privacy, you can opt for tinted, frosted, or laminated glass while still allowing in plenty of light.

  • Two-way pivoting doors can rotate 360 degrees in both directions to improve traffic flow in busy office settings. They’re available in both free-swing and self-closing configurations and can be installed in pairs to accommodate wide entryways. Pivoting doors add a touch of elegance to your office and take up half the space of traditional swinging doors.

  • Switchable glass doors are one of the most high-tech door designs currently on the market. They contain liquid crystals that allow you to instantly switch from clear to frosted glass with the press of a button. This type of door technology can be used as a creative alternative to window coverings in meeting rooms and boardrooms. Switchable doors also come in slide, swing, and pivoting systems for the ultimate in convenience.

In addition, glass doors can be engraved with a custom design, such as your company’s logo, for a personalized touch. Furthermore, since glass doors tend to be heavy, you can equip them with an automated door closer to help prevent them from slamming and thereby keep office noise to a minimum.

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Touchless Entry Systems

Touchless entry systems have become increasingly popular in 2022 since they prevent cross-contamination, improve accessibility, streamline workflow, and increase security. Here’s an overview of some of the latest touchless entry systems you may want to consider for your office space:

  • Motion-activated entry systems rely on motion sensors to automatically authorize access when a user walks or waves their hand in front of a wall- or floor-mounted switch. This type of system doesn’t require authentication, making it fast, convenient, and easy to use. Consequently, you don’t have to worry about fumbling with a key card or forgetting a PIN number.

  • Bluetooth entry systems require virtual credentials that are pre-installed on a user’s smartphone via an app. When the user approaches the door, the app on their smartphone automatically communicates with a reader to authenticate access and open the door. This allows you to seamlessly give certain users access to specific areas within the office.

  • Biometric entry systems use sophisticated identification scanners and door locks to recognize faces, voices, fingerprints, irises, and more. These systems store body measurements, physical attributes, and identifying features to grant specified users authorized access. Biometrics systems are particularly suitable for high-security office settings.

Fortunately, if you already have an existing electronic door lock or motion sensor attached to your pedestrian door, you can easily upgrade to a touchless access system by reusing most of the infrastructure you already have in place.

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Modern Commercial Man Doors In Western Canada

At Creative Door ServicesTM, we carry a wide selection of modern commercial pedestrian doors. If you need a stylish and reliable solution for your business, we can help. We follow strict safety protocols and are committed to providing you with top-quality installations and ongoing support. Our team also provides professional retrofitting, replacement, and repair services to ensure your pedestrian doors continue to work for years to come.

To learn more about our products and services, contact us today. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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