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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.
To protect your walls and your ears put an end to the incessant slamming and install door stoppers or bumpers! Continue reading to learn which door stoppers and bumpers are most recommended for a budget-conscious shopper. Baseboard Springs These are the ones that are shaped like a cone with heavy springs spiraling down to a solid rubber peg. They attach to the lower baseboard behind the door and are one of the most affordable options youll find at a home improvement or department store. Hinge Pins These resemble tiny anchors and are mostly admired for their affordability and reliable performance. They are best for lightweight doors since they will not necessarily stop a door from opening but rather prevent holes in walls.
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It can be a lot of fun to use iron door furniture such as door stops within your home. They are reasonably priced long lasting and they provide a great sense of style as well. If elegance and function is what you want to add to your home then cast iron is definitely the way to go. Magnetic door stops are a great way to update your home or business and replace older and less effective methods of holding doors open. Before the Victorian era a door stop was simply a heavy object placed in front of the door (this could be a brick or large rock even). Later door stops progressed through a series of designs from decorative heavy objects (usually metal) to rubber or wood stoppers jammed under the door and later to catches installed on the door to hold them open.
Although many of these styles are still used today the magnetic door stop is a wonderful way to update your current doorstops with an easy to use and reliable method for holding your doors open. Magnetic doorstops use a magnet to hold a door open against an interior wall and release when the door is pulled shut. Older styles of door stoppers are easy lose and get kicked out of place or in the case of door catches require you to hold the door open while locking it into place. Available in several designs magnetic door stops are easy to incorporate into your current design theme.