Emmeline Door Handles September 22nd, 2017 - 05:39:06
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.
The other important aspect to consider when buying door handles is the aesthetic beauty. There are artistic knobs that may take diverse shapes such as a hand bottle or a key. Some handles are placed at the center of the door for aesthetics. You can also get a see through knobs or a old fashioned ones. The door knobs also come in diverse colors to match with the door furniture and the rest of the house.
Depending on the website or the shop you are browsing through you may find the categories differ slightly but generally speaking with door handles you have a choice from Designer Door Levers on Round Rose Designer Door Levers on Square Rose Designer Handles on Backplate Classic Handles Stainless Steel Handles Handles for Doors with Espagnolette Multipoint Locking Systems Porcelain Door Levers on Rose Porcelain Handles on Backplate Black Antique Handles and Aluminium Handles. Within each of these categories you will an array of individual door handles to choose from.
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.