Emmeline Door Handles September 21st, 2017 - 06:36:59
As door handles easily catch germs and bacteria because of the variety of individual hands that touch them in the course of a day it is important to consider the materials used. It is believed that certain materials like brass copper and silver discourage the growth of bacteria and germs through some kind of electro-chemical effect; while other materials like aluminum stainless steel glass and porcelain do not have the same action. However this belief has remained just that... a belief: and studies have not been extensive enough to confirm or disprove this possible effect except in the case of silver. Hospitals in particular are experimenting with handle materials as they continue their fight against infectious disease within their wards.
When you need elegance and sophistication for an older door or perhaps to compliment an older style house then you should consider purchasing some back plate lever handles. These are designed to have the familiar elongated escutcheon which works both as a thumb plate for the hand while it is using the door and an attractive ornament when the door is not in sure. These features mean that they are very popular with home owners and can add an element of traditional furniture style both inside and outside the house.
We have also seen door handles made from many different materials although most people think of some kind of metal. However handles have also been made from ceramic wood glass plastic etc. One of the oldest materials that are still among the more popular options is brass. For one thing brass looks gorgeous but it is also rust resistant. Todays brass door handle is somewhat different from those made in earlier times due to finishes. For instance for a more modern appearance many people choose brushed or satin brass.
This is because it can be very easy to buy a range of handles only to decide you need some with integrated locks at a later date but if they do not do them in the range you may find yourself swapping out all of your handles for a new range. So a tip when buying is to make sure that the range you are looking at actually has all the handle fitments you need to avoid a costly swap out at a later date. Also if you are buying ones for commercial premises then you may want to ask your supplier if the handles you are looking at purchasing will be suitable as they will have to put up with a lot more "Traffic" in terms of how often they are opened and closed during the day as well as how hard wearing the finish of the door handles is.