Installing a pocket door — a sliding door that, when opened, is tucked away into a hidden nook inside the wall — is going to be a difficult task under any circumstance, requiring a lot of very precise lines and cuts. And to install a trimless pocket door is like taking the safety net from that project. To put it mildly, a trimless pocket door is a challenge, one that the skillful contractors at Refresh Home Improvements took on, with some help from Trim-Tex vinyl drywall corner bead during the finishing process.
“Anyone who’s ever attempted a trimless project knows that there is much less room for error every step of the way,” says RHI’s Dan Truer. “You quickly realize that casing isn’t merely decorative, it also serves as a buffer for any inadequacies in your installation. The biggest challenge in going trimless is that you no longer have that leeway. Your framing has to be level and true, and your drywall margins need to be super tight.”