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Note: Heavier doors may require a stronger magnet or different style of door stop entirely - please check with a contractor if you have additional questions or concerns. Depending on the style selected a magnetic stop can also protect walls from incorrectly hung doors that swing open and closed independently. A door stop with a projection of 3 inches will stop the knob from banging into the wall (causing dents and cracks over time) if the door swings open unexpectedly. The added benefit of a magnet will catch the door if it does swing open suddenly and prevent it from slamming shut again.
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.
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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.