Calandre Door Handles September 03rd, 2017 - 07:39:32
Door handles are an important part of the door furniture. Its looks location ease of function and its accessibility are all an important consideration. Door handles typically use a mechanical system with a screw axle referred to as the spindle that has a flat section fitted through the door groove. The handles or knobs are then fitted on either side of the door fastened to the spindle to enable opening and closing. Different knobs have extra complexity and functionality.
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.
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.
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.