Virginie. Door Knob. November 17th , 2017.
If you are the kind of person who loves giving attention to detail, you know just how important a door knob can be to your door and the home in general. This is a part of the door most people will overlook, but one that can highly determine the efficiency of the door and the overall look of the same. There are so many types of door knobs you can choose from today and ceramic door knobs make some of the best options you can choose for your doors.
Privacy knobs can be locked from the inside. These are used as interior door levers for rooms like bathrooms and bedrooms. For major entry areas like front doors and garage doors, keyed entry knobs are perfect because of its key mechanism specially created for exterior door hardware. You will see less locking mechanisms on passage knobs as these are not made for security. In the case of dummy knobs, only decorative purposes are considered. Lastly, commercial door devices are used for more organized residential purposes.
When we choose inside door knobs, we have to look properly at the room`s condition. This is important because if we want to use the knobs for our bedroom, we will have to ensure a locking system which could be unlocked from inside only and in the case of emergence, from the outside with a special key. There are privacy door knobs available for this purpose. Other important features for inside knobs are making the room appealing, using the right type of metal, and suitability for the user. This means when we purchase an inside door knob, we will have to purchase it by seeing its matching properties with the room. Metal, like brass, chrome or nickel, used for manufacturing the knob is also very important.
Interior door knobs are available in four primary styles; privacy, passage, double dummy and single dummy. Privacy and passage knobs turn and operate a latch mechanism - the difference is privacy style knobs have a push pin lock (these are generally used on bathrooms or bedrooms). Single dummy and double dummy knobs do not turn or operate a latch mechanism - a single dummy knob is one knob on the exterior side of the door while a double dummy is a knob on either side of one door. Note: Most double dummy knobs cannot be used on two separate doors.
To keep the original look and finish, porcelain door knobs must be dusted regularly. They can be cleaned using warm soapy water. Try to avoid abrasive cleaning materials, as they may damage the porcelain. You can buy porcelain door knobs from any of the door hardware manufacturers. Most of the models come with a limited lifetime mechanical warranty. For convenience, rosettes, spindles, and other mounting accessories are provided with the porcelain door knobs. The price of door knobs varies from model to model. They usually range from $10 and $100 per knob. Great discounts are available when purchased online.
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