The best room partition, of course, is a wall.
But let's face it.
It is not always feasible or affordable to build a permanent wall.
Whether it's your home, school, church, business or office, room partitions create new spaces that add just the right touch to the decor, protect privacy and reduce noise.
There are four most commonly used room dividers.
To help you know which one might be the best option for your situation, I will list them below and give some of the more appropriate uses for each separator: 1.
The screen is very beautiful and can be used at home or in commercial/public places.
Because the screen is light weight and free to stand, they can be easily installed, disassembled or moved.
The screen is usually the most decorative part of the room partition.
When it is important that you only need to temporarily divide the room or decorate it, the screen is best used in this case (
Like when used at home).
The screen does not block sound well, so these are not the best options if you need to assign a room for a separate discussion or presentation.
Also, due to the light weight of the screen, it should be used away from the crowd to prevent being knocked down. 2.
Portable panels similar to screens can be easily installed, disassembled, and can have casters to make them easy to move.
The portable panel, however, is more robust than the screen, blocking light and sound, thus providing more privacy.
The portable panel is best suited for use where more privacy is required from the group, but the division of the room needs to be changed from time to time (
Therefore, it is impractical to make the fixed splitter).
Portable panels are not decorative, usually not working well at home, but are stronger than screens and can be used by large groups of people without worrying about being knocked down. 3.
The fixed folding/sliding panel fixed panel is a solid partition mounted on the wall and may be mounted on the runner on the floor or ceiling.
The partitions in these rooms are portable walls that provide full privacy.
Fixed folding/sliding panels are best suited for rooms that need to be divided in the same way each time.
They are often used to divide meeting rooms, classrooms, or church halls.
Since they can extend from the floor to the ceiling, they are perfect for rooms that discuss or demonstrate separately. 4.
There are a wide variety of office partitions available for installation.
People are most familiar with compartments and reception partitions with counters, but these options are far beyond the range of different shapes, sizes and materials.
These partitions can be decorative, such as decorative glass, or practical, such as corkboard.
When you don't want a full wall or you want flexibility to change the layout of the partition from time to time, it's better to use the office partition.
They are not easy to move, but can be installed and uninstalled as needed.
So they are more permanent than portable panels, but less permanent than walls.
In many cases, you may want to have a larger room, but you can also divide the room as needed.
The partition allows you the flexibility to change the layout of the room when you need it.