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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.
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.
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To use the this device you shut the door and place the alarm on the ground in front of the door so that the thin side is touching the doors threshold or is even with the door face. When the door opens it pushes the plate on top down sounding off the alarm while at the same time jamming the door from opening further than a crack. It measures 6" x 2" x 2-1/4" making it compact enough to pack in an overnight bag or suit case so you can take it with when staying at hotels or motels providing added safety while traveling. Test results: During testing this unit was tested on a variety of flooring surfaces to learn how it would perform on each surface and what surface it was best suited for.