When it comes to searching for a hinge that provides durability, a clean appearance, and a straightforward application, you will be hard-pressed to find a better solution than butt hinges. A butt hinge, otherwise known as a full mortise hinge, is a type of hinge comprised of two symmetrical leaves that are joined by a pivoting pin. You will most often see these hinges used on commercial and residential doors but they are also popularly used throughout homes in cabinetry, furniture, and more. These hinges fasten to the edge of a door, which butts up against the frame. One leaf is mortised into the edge of the door and other is fastened into the jamb. If this sounds like the right solution for you, we have all your needs covered!
We offer a variety of styles and finishes to choose from!
Full-sized butt hinges are available with or without removable pins. Non-removable hinges are most often used in areas and applications where security is a main concern. These hinges have a set screw in the barrel that is accessible only when the door is swung open. This security feature deters someone from removing the hinge pin and the door in terms of exterior doors that open out. However, removable hinges make it very convenient for you to remove doors in the event of painting, renovating, or transporting wide furniture.
We supply architectural-grade, ball-bearing, and electrified hinges to suit any need. Architectural-grade hinges are thicker and of much higher quality than residential-grade hinges, especially when it comes to heavier doors found on custom homes. Electrified hinges allow a low voltage electric current to pass from the door frame leaf to the door side leaf of a standard architectural-grade hinge, allowing control of various electric items on the door, such as electric locks, access control devices, and alarms. The wiring will be completely concealed when the door is in the closed position.
The finish of a butt hinge has a significant impact on the look of your finished installation. That is precisely why we carry a wide variety of finishes to choose from, including tones of black, brass, bronze, chrome, pewter, stainless steel, nickel, and much more. If you are looking for a decorative solution that will give your home an updated appearance, we carry an assortment of full-sized butt hinges topped with ball tips, finials, and other ornamental elements. No matter what kind of butt hinge you need, you can always count on us to have them in stock and ready to ship! If you need any help finding a specific type of full mortise hinge, please feel free to contact us by calling, emailing, or chatting online with a HardwareSource representative.
Single Acting: Single acting hinges swing in one direction. Double Acting: Double acting hinges swing in both directions.
Plain Bearing: Plain bearing is the simplest type of bearing. They are a good low cost option for lightweight doors. Ball Bearing: Ball bearing hinges have ball bearings to act as a buffer between the knuckles. They tend to be quieter and more durable than plain bearing hinges. They are recommended for heavy doors and doors fitted with closers. Roller Bearing: Roller bearings are able to support very heavy loads. Many of our heavy duty gate hinges are equipped with roller bearings.
Face Frame: Face frame cabinets have a “frame” that attaches to the front of the cabinet. The face frame gives the cabinet box extra strength while adding dimension to the door fronts. Face frame cabinets are commonly made by American cabinet manufactures. Frameless: Frameless cabinets do not have a face-frame, and instead rely on thicker side panels for strength. Frameless cabinets are very common in Europe, but have steadily been making their way into America, as they lend themselves well to contemporary and modern designs.
The center to center is the distance from the center of one screw hole to another. Most manufacturers use this measurement to identify the size of the pull.
Square Corner: Square corner hinges offer an upscale look. Corners must be mortised by hand. Radius Corner: Radius corners are typically only available on residential grade hinges. Corners are mortised using a router.
The diameter of the hole that is drilled into the back of the door to accommodate the hinge.
Decorative adornments on the top and bottom of the hinge's pin.
Single Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door. Double Demountable: Requires a slot be cut into the door and the cabinet frame.
Contemporary: Clean sleek lines. The most modern of styles. Glam: Glitzy and glamorous Global: These designs draw their inspiration from countries around the world. Mid-Century Modern: Hardware inspired by the Mid-Century Modern movement of the 1950s. Nature: Shapes and details from the natural world. Old-World/Rustic: Many products of this style have distressed finishes and a handmade appearance. Retro: Popular hardware designs from the past. Traditional: Classic designs with thoughtful shapes and details. Transitional: A nice blend of contemporary and traditional style.
Architectural Grade: Architectural grade hinges are typically used for custom doors and hardware upgrades. They are of higher quality and made of thicker material. Residential Grade: These hinges are used in most tract type housing. They are relatively thin and best used on light weight doors.
The product's measurement from top to bottom.
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The substance a product is made from.
The measurement from one side to another when the hinge is in the open position.
The degree the hinge will open to.
The overlay dimension is measured from the edge of the cabinet opening to the edge of the cabinet door when the door is in the closed position.
Clip-On: Clip on hinges attach to the mounting plate by snapping into place. One-Piece: One-piece hinges are permanently attached to the mounting plate. Screw-On: Screw-on hinges attach to the mounting plate by securing a screw.
Hinges without predrilled holes do not come with any holes for installation. Holes can be manually drilled into them at custom intervals.
To determine the screw hole spacing, on the door side of the hinge, measure the distance from the center of one screw hole to the center of the other.