How to Incorporate Door Stops Into Your Home

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Incorporate door stops into your home by first deciding which stops will suit your doors and interior style.

Door stops are some of the most functional and necessary home hardware pieces you will use. Although they are easy to overlook when picking out new home hardware, you will notice them when they’re not there. Door stops keep your door knobs and levers from damaging the walls behind the door. They may also prevent the door from hitting your home’s cabinets, countertops, or other delicate items. When adding door stops to your home, consider the following styles from WalterWorks Hardware. 

Floor Door Stops

These door stops vary in shape and size but are often found in “half-dome” floor stops. These door stops are best used for heavier exterior doors and only when you can safely secure the door stop to the floor. 

Floor door stops cannot be used on carpet and are difficult to install on marble or ceramic tiles. They are rarely required for lighter interior doors, where a baseboard or hinge door stop can perform the same function more efficiently. 

Baseboard Door Stops

These home door stops are the most common and affordable type of door stop. They can be used on any door that opens parallel to the wall, where a baseboard is installed along the bottom of that wall. 

Because most walls have baseboards, and most doors open against them, these door stops can be used on almost any door in your home. You can either choose solid or spring baseboard door stops. Spring stops are most common, while solid baseboard stops are better for solid-core (heavier) interior doors or if you prefer the aesthetics of these door stops.

Wall Door Stops

Wall door stops may be used in residential spaces but are more often seen in commercial buildings. Most commercial properties do not use traditional wood baseboards, so they cannot use baseboard stops. 

Wall door stops are directly installed on the wall at the spot where the door knob or level would impact the wall. This makes them the most visible of all door stops, which is why most residential homeowners are not interested in installing them on their walls. 

Hinge Door Stops

Hinge door stops are the second-most popular ones used in private homes because they have the most flexibility. Hinge door stops are typically used when doors do not open against a wall. The door may open against a cabinet or another door. The hinge door stop prevents the door from hitting whatever it opens against and prevents damage to the door and the object it would hit. 

Hinge stops are mounted on any of the three door hinges, although generally, they are on the top hinge. You can also choose between light-duty hinge stops and heavy-duty hinge stops. Light-duty stops should only be used on standard hollow-core doors, while heavy-duty ones are best for solid-core interior doors and heavy exterior doors. 

Consider which door stop design and functionality you prefer when adding door stops to your home. Regardless of type, you can often find door stops in popular finishes that match the rest of your home hardware design. You can find the ideal selections for your home at WalterWorks Hardware. 

Choose Your Home Hardware From WalterWorks

No matter what type of home hardware and decorative touches you choose, WalterWorks Hardware has the expertise and supplies you need. Residents throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and the northern Virginia area love us for our fantastic hardware and unbeatable knowledge. For more information, please call us at (410) 263-9711 or contact us online. For more tips on choosing hardware for your home, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Houzz, and Pinterest.

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