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Choosing The Right Doorstop For Your Doors.

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Choosing the right doorstop for your doors.

When it comes to protecting your walls and keeping doors in place, doorstops are an essential accessory to have in your home or office. Doorstops prevent the door from slamming against the wall, which can cause damage to the door, the wall and the handle. But with several designs and types available in the market, selecting the right doorstop can be challenging. Here are the top three popular designs and types of door stops and how to choose the right one for your application:

 

Half Moon Doorstop.

The half-moon doorstop is popularly known for its sleek design and the ease of installation. A well made half moon doorstop is made from metal (usually stainless steel) with a rubber compression pad on the face and a locator pin to keep it facing the right way. This design is fitted into the floor with the correct anchor according to your floor type with a single fixing, and a second small hole for the locator pin. Because of its subtle construction, it's suitable for use on most doors and doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb. This makes it perfect for tight spaces.

When choosing a half-moon door stop, consider the resilience of the material used to make it to ensure it's durable and can withstand daily wear and tear.

 

Wall Mount Doorstop.

Wall mount doorstops as the name insists are installed on the wall, and have a soft tip at the enf of a rigid projection that prevents the door from hitting the wall. They come in different shapes and sizes and are an excellent option for heavy doors. Wall-mounted doorstops are often made of stainless steel, making them durable and long-lasting. This design is fitted by screwing in 3-4 fixings into the wall with the projection to hit the door when in the open position.
In some instances these can be fitted to the door as opposed to the wall, but this isn’t recommended.

When selecting a wall mount door stop, consider the finish of the door stop to match the decor of the room. These door stops usually have more visible material so it’s important to match to the surrounding furniture.

 

Magnetic Doorstop.

Magnetic door stops work by having a magnetic component on the door and another magnetic component on the floor or wall. Once the magnetic components come in contact, the door is held in place. They are popularly used in busy areas where the door needs to be held open but don't want to use a traditional doorstop. Magnetic door stops come in different styles, materials, and finishes, and they can blend in with different decors. Primarily they are made from stainless steel that houses a rare earth magnet.
Primarily these are installed on the wall, but can be mounted to the floor also assuming the door isn’t too heavy and the magnetic stop is mounted securely to avoid failing due to excessive sideways pressure.

 

When selecting a magnetic door stop, consider the strength of the magnet to ensure it's strong enough to hold the door in place. These door stops offer a similar installation to the wall mount with only 1 or 2 extra screws required. We recommend using a stop with a very strong magnetic connection, such as our range of magnetic door stops as naturally this will ware down over time and lesser magnets will fail quickly when this happens.

Conclusion.

Choosing the right door stop for your application depends on the type of door, the weight of the door, and the desired level of protection and functionality. Whether you choose a half-moon, wall mount or magnetic doorstop, just know that they are easy to install, zero maintenance, and very affordable – especially compared to patching a wall!

You can view our range of door stops HEREand find the right one for your project!

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