Corinne Door Handles October 03rd, 2017 - 03:03:41
Door handles can sometimes fade into the background even though we use them on a regular basis. Think about all the times you walk in and out of a room and you use the door handle but because we do it so often its almost like autopilot and we dont really look at the handles we are using. There is a massive choice in the array of handles today and by choosing the right style of door handle for your doors and room you can make your door handles take centre stage and the talking piece of that particular room.
When you consider that some 120 million doorways exist in the United States alone and another two million are installed each year you can only imagine the vast number of door knobs. Going back in history doors were initially made from textiles and animal hides. However during the ancient Mesopotamia and Egyptian era wooden doors were developed. Soon materials for making doors expanded to include stone glass metal and even paper.
Lever operated door handles are very popular in European homes as they are easier to use. This makes them suitable for elderly people as this design of these handles does not require a tight grip; unlike the door knob which may slip from the users hand. The door knob is more commonly used in the United States because of its practicality and dual functions: it functions as a door latching mechanism and a lock at the same time. However U.S. commercial and business establishments have woken up to the practicality of using the lever style of door handles. Aside from easy operation they are less likely to jam. Further the lever operated handles are more robust and can withstand constant use.
NEVER use wire wool or carbon steel brushes to clean your stainless steel door handles and pulls - this can cause damage to the surface and allow particles to become embedded in the surface leading to rusting or other corrosion occurring. Warm water mild detergent and a soft cloth are all you really need to keep your stainless steel clean and make sure to dry it well after cleaning to avoid any water marks being left behind. For more stubborn marks any non-scratching household abrasive cleaner should do the trick again make sure to rinse and dry thoroughly!