In a previous article we covered Flexible Spring Type door stops along with Hinge Pin type door stops. We will now continue with the subject of door stops by providing further information about the types that are currently available through local hardware stores and big box outlet stores.
There are a good variety of door stops that are anchored to the floor and many that are for a wall mounted application. We will endeavour to cover both types of door stops in this blog article.
Floor Mounted Door Stops
Floor mounted door stops are available in various shapes and sizes to accommodate many different requirements. They are all screw mounted and the only real difference between the manner in which any of the floor type door stops affix to the floor is the number of screws that anchor them to the floor. They all come supplied with wood mounting screws to anchor them down. They are available in different heights and different finishes. All include a rubber stopper that the door rests against and most are made of cast metal and then finished in either a brass or stainless steel finish. Some floor door stops are also available with a hook that can latch into an eyelet that is driven into the door which can be latched into with the hook in order to retain and hold the door open. With some of the floor mounted door stops they use a single screw that is permanently attached to the center of the door stop which would be driven in after first drilling a hole of the correct diameter to accommodate the screw.
Wall Mounted Door Stops
Wall mounted door stops come in different designs and finishes. They are specifically designed to act as a stopper for the handle of a door in order to stop the door handle from crashing into a wall and eventually causing a hole to happen in the wall. Some of the wall door stops are convex, meaning that they protrude outward from the wall and some are concave, meaning that they are recessed. The concave ones, that is those that are recessed work quite well with a handle lock set that has a button or thumb turn device that locks and unlocks the lock in the middle of its handle. Wall mounted door stops are also known as “Wall Bumpers”.
Door stops are an integral part of every home since they help to keep your doors and handle locks from crashing into and damaging your walls and your floor boards.
Security Article Written by: Toronto Locksmith
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