Corinne Door Handles September 05th, 2018 - 21:59:25
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.
There are two types of handles when it comes to general use: external or outdoor handles which are utilized on all main entrances to the home be it front door back door side door or service door; and internal handles which are used for the doors inside the house such as bedroom doors and toilet doors. One of the most popular broad types of external door handles is the lever type which is commonly used in European homes. External latches are normally bigger as they frequently come with key-in locks for security and are called lever lock handles. Indoor handles (or lever latch handles) are smaller as they come without locks and key-in locks are normally installed separately on the door. There are also external handles with combined door knockers a very practical alternative when your electric door buzzer is out of order.
Besides security it is important to consider the functionality of the door furniture handle. If the door is made of hardwood it should have a handle mechanism that makes it easy to open and close the door. Furthermore handles in common passage doors need to be durable to handle the continuous handling. You can then use the less durable but more beautiful handles for the inner doors that may not require a lot of opening and closing. A major concern with door knobs especially for public doors is the hygiene. People including medical practitioners have argued that handles do spread contagious diseases. By using materials like brass copper and silver you reduce the infection rate since these metals are poisonous to germs.
Brass door handles are available in variety of types like reproduction period and antique period brass. Many other types of them are also available in the market and all of them are capable of greatly enhancing the looks of your house. However the reproduction and antique period brass are like a premium type of brass as they are more durable and last longer than other types. This type of door hardware usually doesnt wear off easily and even when its finish fades away it will still give an antique look and will match the decoration of your house.