Floor stopper for the door: what is needed and which one to choose?

 Floor stopper for the door: what is needed and which one to choose?

If there is a door, interroom or entrance, then there must be a limiter for it. This element is not at all so useless, on the contrary, it performs an important function. Limiters for doors need to be able to choose, so you need to understand their types and variations.

Why do I need a stopper?

A wall stopper, floor stopper for a door, or any mechanism for restricting travel prevents the door handle from beating against a wall or nearby furniture. Without a stopper from such an impact after a short time may appear dents, abrasions or chips. Door leaf also has a hard time from such exploitation.Scratches and other damages appear on the handles, the hinges quickly become useless, and the door itself begins to dangle.

All these problems are solved through the purchase and installation of a stopper for the door: entrance or interior. The wall and the surface of the furniture are well protected when opening doors. Blow takes on the stopper, which limits the angle of opening doors. It is made of durable material, which is designed for high loads.

Door leaf in contact with cushioning material, due to which the material does not deteriorate even with intensive use. You can choose and completely magnetic stoppers that will gently bring the door, except for a blow.


Just as doors are different in their characteristics and features, so limiters for them are available in a wide variety. First you need to understand the terminology used. With this information it will be much easier to make a choice:

  • the stop limits the angle of opening of the door leaf, some models can fix it in this position;

  • the bump stops the door from hitting the object / structure, which is located on the way of its opening;

  • the stopper allows to fix a design in the position necessary to the user;

  • lining prevents arbitrary slamming;

  • the latch is used to lock the door closed, it can refer to locks or stops;

  • The closer is not only responsible for the smooth closing of the structure, but also limits the angle.

Door stopper is available in a large assortment. You can not go for its purchase without preparation. First, you need to carefully examine each variety and choose for yourself some of the most acceptable options. In this case, the choice will not be difficult.

Wall elements do not interfere with movement around the house, are convenient for families with small children, are universal, are available in a large assortment. They are especially relevant in cases where the floor does not allow the installation of a limiter. Available in several varieties:

  • rods;

  • magnetic clips;
  • the handle pad is a self-adhesive retainer that allows installation without using any tool;

  • clamps for the position of the doors consist of a stopper and hook.

Floor structures can be stationary and mobile.Some models hold the door, while others are able to control the degree of its opening. Magnetic locking elements are widespread. Such stoppers due to their miniature and compactness often become a cause of a kick on them. Therefore, their installation is acceptable in places hidden from the eyes and feet.

Door stoppers can be installed on the canvas without drilling, which allows preserving its integrity. More and more models are chosen that are simply put on the edge of the door. They are made of anti-slip material. Reliable limiters are presented in a wide variety of models:

  • belt stop is the easiest option;

  • the folding limiter is suitable for an entrance door;

  • retractable stop;
  • sliding design;
  • soft lining.

Door stoppers are divided according to the principle of operation. This characteristic underlies the following classification.

  • Magnetic limiters are available in a large assortment, differ in the principle of placement and installation features. Usually consist of two elements - one is mounted on the door, and the second is located on the wall or floor.Such designs are suitable for light interior doors, because the entrance fabric is too heavy for a magnet.

  • Mechanical are selected for office space. In houses and apartments, they almost never occur. Such limiters are presented in the form of a folding structure with a “goat leg”, brake pad or slip. There are many options, there are plenty to choose from. Some models are designed to hold the door only in the open position, while other options are able to prevent the blade from slamming. None of the models presented is valuable for the interior, which is why they are intended for office space.

According to the principle of installation clamps are the following.

  • Stationary fixed on a permanent place. In fact, they can be rearranged, but it is better to choose a permanent location.

  • Reinstalled, mobile or adjustable - a common group of mechanisms. Among this variety, the two most popular varieties. The wedge clamp is based on the principles of operation of the ratchet mechanism. The wedge is moved by guides, so the user can adjust the angle of the door opening.The lever stops are comfortable and reliable. The angle of opening of the door leaf is adjusted by folding the arms of the lever to the required angle.

A separate group are anti-vandal limiters. In addition to their primary function, they are also responsible for home security. In case of illegal entry, such mechanisms emit a sound signal or send an impulse to the phone of the owner or the remote control.

Which to choose?

With the species figured out, but still there were questions about the choice of the door limiter. The selection should be based on the following rules.

  1. In the case of glass and plastic structures, as well as interior partitions, it is better to look closely at the magnetic latches. We'll have to tinker with the installation, but it's worth it. In this limiter, you will not be disappointed.

  2. Each parameter of the stopper is important. It is necessary to weigh each advantage and pay attention to the disadvantages that are inherent in a particular species.

  3. The ideal limiter combines safety, efficiency and aesthetic beauty. These three parameters form the basis of the selection.

  4. The design, which is popularly called the “goat leg”, although it looks unremarkable, but ideally cope with the massive entrance and heavy door.

Special attention is given to the material from which the door stops are made. The following rules apply here.

  1. The choice of material depends on the frequency and intensity of door operation. For example, in the nursery you can pick up a plastic model, silicone or polyurethane in the form of a toy. The door in the living room needs a more reliable, durable and durable stopper, because it is often used.

  2. The area of ​​space that is provided for mounting the stopper directly determines the choice of the future mechanism. When a small area need a compact steel or brass construction.

  3. For a heavy door made of an array, you need to select the appropriate limiters. It can be all steel construction. Models with metal or aluminum housing are allowed. But still the first option will be more successful.

  4. For a bathroom, it is worth looking at a magnetic model with a plastic case; in this case, the extra costs will not be justified.

Examples of design options

What forms do not take door stoppers: classic, vintage, strict and concise, comic and children. There really is a choice to choose from.

  • One of the easiest limiters, which looks very stylish and as simple as possible. Devices of this type are glued to the wall, they do not interfere, they do not need to drill the floor or the door. About such a limiter will not hit your foot. In short, a very worthy option.

  • This bright option is great for the children's room. The protection system has a swiveling design that allows you to not remove the stopper, even when the use of the stopper is not necessary. Such constructions are usually fixed at the expense of double-sided tape, often it is included in the package.

  • One of the options for wall / wall mount magnetic limiter. Behind simplicity and elegance there is a rich functionality. This stopper will attract the door, excluding the loud opening. The magnet securely holds the canvas in the open position and prevents spontaneous closing.

  • “All ingenious is simple” - I want to say at the sight of such a limiter.It just lies on the floor in the right place, that's all it takes to limit the door's travel. At any time, you can change its location or even remove as unnecessary. These limiters are available in a large range, differ not only in size and color. It can be a pigeon, a tube of paint, a pet's paw, a monster, a piece of cheese, a hand, a key, a shoe. You can find any limiter, manufacturers are trying to satisfy all desires, even the craziest.

  • More than once mentioned about the limiters "goat leg". So it looks in reality. Such devices - one of the few that are suitable for entrance doors, characterized by high weight.

On the types of limiters for the doors you will learn from the video.

Information provided for reference purposes. For construction issues, always consult a specialist.

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