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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.
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.
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Replacing the other old and worn hardware in your home (such as doorknob sets and lighting) will help tie the look together for you. Magnetic door stops are readily available on-line as well as in many home decorating catalogs. Search for solid brass construction and be sure to ask questions. These door stops can be found on-line through LookInTheAttic & Company and they also offer free design assistance and help. Dont you just hate hearing a door bang shut when they are supposed to be left open? Or see a chip on your wall and door due to the frequent collision of the two every time someone opens the latter? Well if you are one of the many people who suffer from these household predicaments then you should consider putting this to an end by buying a door stop for every door at your home.
The slower or faster the door opened made no difference on the hard surfaces while the slower you opened the door on the carpet the longer it would take to engage because it would slightly slide back before engaging. As for the strength the stronger you forced the door open the quicker on both surfaces the unit jammed the door. I would recommend it for college students; who want to keep unruly friends out of their dorm room while sleeping renters and travelers who are looking for an inexpensive way to stay safe at there home away from home. Remember the best time to learn you lesson about personal security and self defense is before something happens. Adam Sisterhen is the president of Your Personal Security Store and author of personal security and self defense articles.