Alita Door Handles September 02nd, 2017 - 07:13:13
Door handles have become like fashion statements at the top end of the market as some variations come in intricate and ornate designs to add glitz and glamor to the over-all look of your home. While retaining its main functionality of opening and closing doors variations in handle design often come in relation to particular needs and requirements such as: for nursery rooms handles sometimes come in cheerful cartoon designs; for kitchen doors some have fruit embellishments; for a girls room pink handles are also available. These are fancy handles: but for permanent and lasting use most homes use the more versatile materials such as brass and metal handles which can withstand repeated use and can adapt to most household interiors.
Whilst you may have spent hours helping your grandparents polish the fireside companion set when it comes to your door handles the best way to keep your polished brass door furniture looking shiny is with plain and simple warm soapy water and a soft cloth. The polished brass ranges we supply have all been treated with a special lacquer and the use of metal polishes or other abrasive cleaners will damage this and cause it to wear away far quicker than it would under normal use. Eventually after a good few years of use this lacquer may well breakdown at which point you should remove the door handle or pull and treat it with an acetone thinner applied with a soft brush. Dry well with a soft cloth and then polish up with a metal polish. Regular polishing thereafter will keep them looking great.
The simplest handle is a pull - or push - projection on the side opposite the hinge. The placement of the handle is generally where it will provide an optimal mechanical advantage; most doors operating as second class levers. Doors with centre pulls or rings or a pivot point in a location other than one edge of the door use first or third class lever principles. Depictions of door handles in paintings dating to the first century CE are centrally placed hinged rings. The modern door knocker is a vestige of this style of primitive door handle. Doors were typically secured by bars and brackets to prevent them from being opened by either intent or accident.
Because it is used quite a number of times in a day the quality of door handles should be able to resist the pressures exerted on them. It is a positive attitude not to consider choosing handles as wastage of time as they are part of the house interior to be used frequently. Some important tips in choosing these can help out in the process of fitting the right handle to the door. The earliest doors extant are approximately 5000 years old. Door handles as devices to manipulate a gateway became a necessity shortly after the invention of the pivoting mechanism. To most pivots are simply known as hinges however there are nearly as many hinge designs and configurations as there are handles.