Doors swing all sorts of ways, but there are only a handful of hinges you can use when you want a door to swing on a single point or axis. You have most likely seen door pivot hinges used in revolving doors or shower doors, but they can also be used in all sorts of applications. Whether you are in the middle of a bathroom remodel or you simply want to upgrade the hardware in your home, HardwareSource offers an extensive selection of pivot door hardware to choose from. Narrow your search by weight rating, action, finish group, base material, or manufacturer using our filters!
A pivot hinge is typically unique to doors that are heavy or doors that require special installation. Rack and pinion pivot sets, for example, are designed to walk the door away from the jamb and toward the center of the opening so that it may swing open. This mechanism allows a fascia on the door front that won't bind with the jamb as the door is opened. There are two main types of pivot hinges: offset and center-hung. As you can probably guess, an offset pivot hinge is a type of hinge that is offset from the face of the door while a center-hung hinge is a type of hinge that is installed at the center of the door thickness on single-acting or double-acting doors.
We offer rack and pinion pivot sets for standard and heavy-duty applications. We also offer a variety of spring pivot door hinges that allow doors to open 90 degrees (single-acting) or 180 degrees (double-acting). Having a spring mechanism allows the pivot door hardware to return the door back to its closed position.
There are many benefits of choosing pivot door hinges for your home, most importantly the fact that they are typically attached at the far corners of the door, creating a frameless view and streamlined appearance. What's more, door pivot hinges are mounted from floor to ceiling, which reduces the cost of glass fabrication and carries the weight at the bottom of the door to result in a stable and structurally sound installation.
In addition to pivot hinges for interior doors, we also offer an array of fittings and accessories to help make any installation a breeze. Here, you can shop for jamb brackets, concealed door closers, pivot bases, cement cases for Rixson hinges, and so much more. Our hardware experts are also standing by to help in any way we can. Simply call, email, or send us a note for additional information and further assistance.
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.