Modern wall-mounted door limiters are a necessary accessory that allows you to maintain the appearance of walls and doors of offices, shops, cabinets, apartments and other premises. The stopper (alternative name of the limiter) is a slight solution to the problem of unnecessary door opening. The question of preserving walls and pens in places is especially relevant, where the doors are constantly in work, when a large number of people enters and comes out of the room. At the same time, the low price is distinguished by the product from door closers.
Classification of limiters
Modern manufacturers produce a fairly large range of door limiters, in the manifold of which we will try to figure it out.
Distinguish several types of limiters.
- Stop – the main purpose is to limit the corner of the door reversal, as well as fixing it in the right position. The stops are outdoor and wall; with magnetic, rubber or plastic lining; Metal, fully plastic; Multicolored.
- Stoppers – Designed to fix the door in a certain position, for example, when it is required to open it. If you remove the stopper, then it opens on a much larger angle. The most common stapper – door chain.
- There are lining. They do not allow the door to close completely, leaving a small gap. Produced in a wide variety.
- Closers – Complex mechanisms that allow smoothly to close the doors – entrance, in offices, in the cabinets.
Closers are much more expensive than stops, it is necessary to constantly monitor their technical condition, maintain maintenance, they require temporary and material costs.
One of the most common stops is a wall limiter. It is a pretty simple device. The stops differ in each other ways of fastening. There are self-adhesive stops (occur most often), fastened by self-draws.
Wall-mounted limiters can be round, oval and square. They are most often made of metal and plastic. Have overlays made of rubber, silicone, plastics, equipped with a magnet.
Limiters can be fixed on the wall as at the top of the door and below. You can choose size, color, view for a particular room, taking into account furniture.
Emphasis with a magnetic overlay also has a metal lining that is attached to the door. This product is necessary in cases where fixation is required in the open position.
Features of the installation of wall limiters
Self-adhesive wall limiters are beneficially distinguished by the simplicity of installation. The manufacturer adds a layer of special glue in advance. It is enough to choose a place, remove the protective sticker and attach to the wall. As a rule, it is necessary to hold it in this position for a minute, the focus is ready for use, if the damping pad is not magnetic. Otherwise, it is necessary to secure the metal plate on the door itself, at the same level as the stop, for the subsequent fixation of the door in the open position. However, in the case of applying the self-adhesive limiter, special requirements for the wall surface are presented. It must be smooth, not to have paste.
Best suited painted, glass walls, plastic partitions.
Stop having fasteners with self-drawers require the preparation of the wall, it is necessary to drill holes in advance. Requires a tool – drill, screwdriver, ruler and some others.
You should evaluate the material from which the walls are made. Brick, concrete, from blocks of CCC and other durable wall materials, do not require additional strengthening of the installation site. If they are covered with plasterboard, plastic panels that have emptiness materials, the place for fastening the stop must be additionally equipped, since when opening the door, kinetic energy occurs, which can damage the wall made of these materials. Accordingly, one of the main tasks assigned to wall limiters – preserving the integrity of walls and doors.
As a “strengthening” of the wall, you can use a metal plate that is put up under the emphasis. At the same time, it must be approximately 4 times larger on the area of fitting to the wall than the wall limiter.
We reviewed only the main features of wall limiters for doors and ways to fasten them. These products are widely distributed and easy to install.
How simply mounted the magnetic door limiter, look in the video below.