Back to the top

November 2018

  1. Main Home
  2. /
  3. Blog
  4. /November 2018

Contemporary Office Room Divider Styles

There are various office room divider options, but on a more intricate subcategory are the styles each room divider can come in. These styles can be used with glass doors, metal doors, wooden doors – really any material. There are several styles: the Classic style, Twin style, Triple style, Quatro style, Oriental style, T style, Double T style, the Ladder style, and the Shoji style. Let’s take a look at each one to get a feel for them.

The Classic divider and its variations

The Classic room divider is when the divider has a frame that covers every side of the divider.

The Twin divider style is just like the classic with the surrounding frame, but it also has two frame pieces separating the divider into three equal parts horizontally.

The Triple is the same as the Twin but has three pieces that separate the room divider into four separate and equal pieces.

The Quatro is the next step up from the triple. It is called the Quatro because Quatro means four in Spanish, and there are four slats that divide the wall into five equal sections.

Lastly, in this divider style, there is the Oriental. The Oriental wall divider style involves five slats that divide the room divider into six equal sections horizontally.

The T style and Double T style

The next room divider style is the T style. The T style divider is a little more complicated and unique. If the divider was temporarily separated into six panels like the Oriental, the first and sixth sections would be the only ones that remain in the T style room divider. Those two panels would then be divided in half vertically. This creates a more designed top and bottom and has a large middle space.

The Double T is very similar to the regular T. The Double T has the first and sixth panel, but, instead of being separated only once each, they both are split into three parts. So, the row on the top of the room divider has three equal squares, and the row at the very bottom has the same.

The Ladder style

The next style of room divider is the Ladder. The Ladder has a frame completely around it, but the right or left side has a no partition. This leaves two panels: one is one-third of the divider size and the other is two-thirds of the divider size. On the smaller side, the panel is then divided up three times, with two partition lines, leaving three squares, which makes the look of a ladder.

The Shoji style

The Shoji style does not sound like something familiar, but its premise is simple. The room divider itself is divided into equal squares – typically, twelve, to be exact. There are three on each of the four rows.

All of these style options can be customized in various ways. Each style room divider gives the same option’s potential. They can be more open with glass doors or completely closed off with solid wood, allowing the styles to simply serve as a decoration. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re bound to find that one of the aforementioned room divider styles will suit your purpose.

Glass Office Partitions

Glass office partitions

There are undeniable benefits of using partitions in the office. For one, it can increase productivity and reduce distraction. It can also reduce office noise. However, some people believe that segregating workers can decrease team morale and encourage more solitary work environments.

So why not have the best of both worlds? Using glass room dividers in the office can give more of a sense of privacy while still allowing a sense of community and closeness in the workplace. Below we will look at some advantages and disadvantages of glass partitions in the office.

Pros of Using Glass Partitions

Aesthetically Pleasing

One obvious benefit of installing glass partitions is the aesthetic value that it adds to the office space. It has a modern, chic look that enhances the look of most offices. Also, it is easy to add the company’s logo, or even frosty areas so that it still looks nice, but there is a bit more privacy.

Natural Lighting

Another advantage of adding glass partitions into the office is the natural light that it lets in. While there are plenty of other options for office room dividers including fixed panels and acoustic paneling, all of these can create a darker, more somber ambiance.

Installing glass dividers allows for much more natural light to filter throughout the office. With glass partitions, the light that is let in from the windows is not obstructed and can easily filtered through the workplace. It has been proven that natural light can improve people’s mood and morale. Therefore, it can be very beneficial to the entire company.

Increased Productivity

Many people work better and can concentrate more if they are able to work by themselves. This is where office partitions can come in handy. While employees are able to concentrate on their own work and have some privacy, they are also held accountable by their coworkers. They are still able to be seen and able to see everyone else, ensuring that they do not slack off. Yet they are not as easily distracted by all of the noise of their surrounding coworkers.

Cons of Glass Partitions

While in some cases glass dividers for the office can be a great idea, there are some things that are not quite as beneficial to employees. Let’s take a look at a couple of these.

Less Privacy

With glass partitions, coworkers are still able to see each other. Normally this is not necessarily a bad thing. However, if someone is in an important meeting, they may not want the whole staff to be able to look in. Privacy is very important to many people, which is why glass partitions aren’t always ideal in work situations.

Less Flexibility

When installing glass partitions, it is meant to stay in that layout for quite some time. While other partitions can be easily moved and changed around, glass room dividers are a bit more difficult to move around.

Choosing partitions is important and glass partitions are something to be considered.

Contact Us

KNR Sliding & Glass Doors Los Angeles

13713 Moorpark St Sherman Oaks, CA 91423

Phone: 818-988-9854

Check out our BLOG


embed google maps without iframe

© 2023 KNR Sliding Doors | All Rights Reserved