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Joni Herrera Door Stop November 08th, 2019 - 06:40:03
Door stops are a useful tool and silent helper that is readily present in most businesses and homes. A door stop serves several purposes including holding a door open or preventing a door from opening too far (protecting the wall). Styles vary widely and serve different functions so choosing the correct style for your home or office is important. What is a Magnetic Stop? A magnetic stop is a wall or floor mounted device that utilizes the power of a magnet to hold a door open. This is a simple solution because it does not require more than one step to use this style and it is appropriate for most standard doors.
The fragile construction can lead to frequent replacements being needed because it becomes bent and damaged over time. What is a Hinge Pin Stop? This style is popular when there is either no base (or floor) board or a decorative trim is being used. Most styles screw directly into this trim and this does leave screw holes and is more visible. A hinge stop screws into the hinge rather than the floor board itself. These utilize a two leg construction to prevent the door from rotating the entire length traditionally allowed by the hinge. These are rubber tipped as well to prevent damage to the door and adjustable in length.
They are also aesthetically pleasing since they are small and more hidden. Hook Stops These are commonly referred to as "hinge stops" because they are a floor-mounted door stop that has a hook-and-eye design. These are a multi-purpose item since they stop a door from opening too far as well as keep a door open. They are great for standard to moderately-heavy doors. Domes Dome door stops are popular because they are inexpensive modern-looking and modest. They are a dome-shaped cylindrical door stop with a rubber exterior and they operate similar to baseboard springs. They come in all sorts of finishes and styles allowing you to blend your device into your baseboards or doors or add some character with a stylish variation. Their downfall is they are not compatible with concrete or hardwood floors. Flip Downs Flip down or "kick down" door stops are just like the kickstand on your childhood bicycle. When they are needed to stop a door from opening or closing they manually flip down into place. When they are not being used they can be manually flipped back up against the wall or baseboard.
The great thing is that they are very heavy which works well when you are trying to stop a door. Some people even use this type of furniture for other uses in the home such as book ends or garden ornaments. No matter what room in the home you are decorating modern door furniture can be a great compliment to your current décor. Whimsical designs look great in a bedroom while designs that are made to look like antiques will go great in rooms where you are using a lot of antique furniture. You can even find some fun designs to use on the doors in the bedrooms of your children.
Unlike the old times people of the present generation now have the advantage of having a wide range of door stop selections. These tiny devices now come in many themes and crazy designs. Instead of just stopping walls and doors from getting ruined they now add class and elegance to your interior decorating. If you are planning to install this tool in the doors of your home then you should first determine what type of doors you have at home. You might be surprised that there are actually a lot of options to choose from. Thus in order for the gadget to be effective it is important to know if your doors are classified as solid or hollow.
The results were as follows; all hard surfaces (cement hardwood linoleum tile indoor outdoor carpet and commercial carpet) the results were similar enough not to explain the minute differences; the door was jammed almost immediately only allowing the door to open a crack while the alarm roared to life. Next I tested this unit on typical house hold carpet; the unit did tend to slide back further before stopping the door however the door never opened further than 4 to 6 inches and the alarm worked instantly. In summary both tests were conducted with various opening speeds and strengths.