Could the hardware in your business or home benefit from an update? When it comes to replacing hardware for doors, determining what kind of lockset will be best can be difficult. However, we have more than 120 years of experience in hardware supply and can happily help you select the right door bolt latch or door catch for your unique situation. There are all sorts of door latches and door catches to choose from in this selection, and we also offer a wide variety of flush bolts for use with double doors. With a wide variety of finishes at the ready, finding a perfect solution will be painless!
Different Types of Door Latches
Roller Latches: A type of door latching mechanism that is commonly used on interior doors that experience high traffic or use and wherever quiet operation is desired. A roller latch features a roller under spring tension, which engages a strike plate that has a recess to receive it, causing the roller to fall into the depression of the strike. This mechanism is used to hold a door closed. We carry both adjustable and heavy-duty roller latches in several finishes, including satin nickel, antique brass, polished brass, and oil-rubbed bronze. Baldwin's roller latch is designed to ANSI specifications.
Touch Latches: A type of door latching mechanism that allows doors to open and close with just a gentle push. Once pushed, the door releases from the latch and pops outward. A touch latch is invisible from the outside of the door and requires no other hardware. We offer both regular duty and heavy-duty touch latches. A heavy-duty touch latch is slightly larger and has a much stronger spring action, which is ideal for solid core or heavy doors. Wherever a vacuum condition exists or if the door does not open easily, you may need to purchase an auxiliary push to aid in operation.
In addition to door latches, we also offer door catches and strike plates that are made to hold full-size doors. When it comes to a set of double doors, the door that is generally inactive is typically held closed using a flush bolt at the top and bottom. This type of door bolt latch is mortised into the edge of the door for a seamless installation. We offer a number of residential flush bolts in an array of finishes and sizes, so you are sure to find a solution for your doors. Are you looking to add some extra security to your doors? We offer heavy-duty surface bolts, which are held in place with a ball bearing system that prevents the barrel of the bolt from getting scratched or rattling.
Please feel free to contact us for additional information or further assistance while shopping with us today.
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.