SpecSlide Surface-Mounted Sliding Door System

We designed SpecSlide™ to relieve common installation and maintenance headaches experienced with other commercial sliding door systems for the ultimate ease of installation and long-term durability.

A hallway with sliding doors and white walls.

An Easy to Install, Space Saving Solution

Even in challenging environments, this surface-mounted door system redefines durability and aesthetics. Whether for offices, consultation rooms, or hallways, the Special-Lite® SpecSlide Surface-Mounted Sliding Door System transforms traditional door openings, maximizing square footage and helping ensure ADA compliance in your commercial building.

With a simplified installation process compared to other sliding doors, SpecSlide strikes the perfect balance between style and practicality, making it the ideal solution for architects and building owners. Tracks come pre-loaded with sliding hardware, and the track and receiver channels are pre-drilled to save installation time. The robust receiver channel and exclusive Hawa SoftMove hardware deliver secure locking functionality and smooth operation. At the same time, hidden fasteners ensure a clean appearance.

Key Features

Proven Durability: Tested to over 300,000 cycles for smooth operation

Secure Locking Functionality: Locking hardware, self-latching, self-locking, electronic access control

Acoustic Options: Configurations up to STC 35

Versatile and Customizable: Fascia and finish options, in stock and custom doors

Fast & Easy Installation: Made-to-order size; pre-drilled anchor holes, pre-loaded sliding hardware

A Warranty That Works: 5-Year Interior Aluminum Warranty on Sliding System and Interior Framing, 10-Year/Lifetime Limited Warranty on Special-Lite Doors

System Features

  • Exclusive Hawa SoftMove triggerless sliding door hardware solves common challenges associated with others’ sliding door systems.
  • Track arrives pre-loaded with sliding hardware; the wall cleat and receiver channel are pre-drilled, and fasteners are included for quick and easy installation.
  • Sturdy 2-piece receiver channel stands strong even in challenging environments and accommodates various locking hardware – including electrified.
  • End caps with hidden fasteners provide a clean appearance.
  • Aluminum cased opening frame accommodates a variety of wall depths or is installed directly over a finished opening.
  • Mohair seal integrated into the track and receiver channel dampens sound.
  • Standard concealed floor guide features a rattle-resistant design for smooth operation.

System Options

Choose the commercial door type that suits your performance and aesthetic requirements.

Hardware options: Surface pulls with or without deadlock, self-locking and self-latching mortise locks, and electrified locks.

In stock finishes: Clear and Black Anodized

Specialty finishes: Champagne, Light Bronze, Medium Bronze, and Dark Bronze Anodized; painted selections, Wood Grain Aluminum Finishes. Custom colors also available.

More Choices

  • Standard square fascia or optional sloped fascia for easy cleaning – preferred by healthcare professionals.
  • Vision lite and flush vision panel options to suit your application.
  • Add optional concealed drop seal for additional sound privacy.
  • Customize with various sidelite and configuration options.
  • Multiple hardware/pull configurations.

In-Stock Door Options

  • Wood Interior Doors (Clear Red Oak, Clear White Oak, or Clear White Maple)

Custom Door Options

  • Hybrid FRP
  • Composite Fiberglass (not compatible with Acoustic Options)
  • Aluminum Stile & Rail
  • Aluminum Flush
  • Wood
  • Laminate


  • Offices
  • Conference Rooms
  • Healthcare
  • Salons & Spas
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mixed Use & Retail
  • Schools & Universities
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Animal Care
  • Hospitality
  • Childcare


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