We need to put in some sliding doors. Now, at the end of the day I view these things functionally - I don't particularly care what they look like, as I've never seen a set of sliding doors that I would describe as "ugly". I do know that not all "chrome" finishes are created equally, and that sliding mechanisms need to be reliable and easy to clean. But how do I get past the showroom salesman's temptation to push me up the price bracket a little without some empirical or experience based evidence that brand A is good but brand B is to be avoided.
For example, one website I'm currently viewing has suitable products from £180 up to £800. Some of the pricier ones I can discount as style over substance, but there's a vast range in the middle that I can't distinguish between. But I don't want to buy a dud!!
Are there any brands which either experienced fitters or DIYers here can give some feedback (positive or negative) about?
e.g. Manhattan, Twyford, Aqualux, Aquasata etc etc
Any help gratefully received!