The 10 most Common Types of Door Hinges and their Uses

The 10 most Common Types of Door Hinges and their Uses

The 10 most Common Types of Door Hinges and their Uses

Spring loaded door hinge

Spring hinges are mainly used for the connection of furniture door panels. Generally, the thickness of the panel is required to be 16 ~ 20mm, and the material is galvanized iron and zinc alloy. The spring hinge is equipped with adjustment screws to adjust the height and thickness of the panel up and down, left and right. One of its features is that it can match the opening angle of the cabinet door according to the space, in addition to the general 90 degrees, 127 degrees, 144 degrees, and 165 degrees.
There are many different types of spring hinges around us. In simple terms, spring hinges can be divided into the following categories. The first is the common ordinary spring hinge, which is mainly used for doors and windows, cabinets, etc. The second is the pipe spring hinge, which is mainly used to connect the door panel, and the thickness is generally between 16 mm and 20 mm. The third is the spring hinge of the gate, which is beautiful in style and moderate in price. In addition, there are other spring hinges such as glass, sub-hinge and flap hinges.

 

spring loaded door hinge


Ball Bearing Hinge

A ball-bearing hinge has lubricated bearings between the hinge’s knuckles to reduce friction that heavy doors often cause. If we said that ball-bearing hinges are among the most durable on the market, we wouldn’t be wrong.


Ball Bearing Hinge
The primary purpose of this hinge type is to support doors that are heavy and wide. Just as we mentioned, you will typically find a ball bearing between the two separate knuckles. This ball bearing plays an incredible role in reducing the friction that is almost always there between the two knuckles.

In fact, this action of the ball-bearing also extends the life and functionality of the two knuckles, which can wear down with friction others. This hinge is the best choice for larger and heavily used entry doors. In addition to reducing friction, this hinge also promotes soundlessness and smooth opening and closing.


Security Hinges

As the name suggests, the primary objective of security hinges is to enhance the security level of your home’s doors. It makes doors open outwards while preventing someone from taking down the hinges and your door and breaking in.

Security hinges come in two distinct types and with notable features like security tabs and non-removable pins. All of these have specific designs and installation techniques which make it impossible for others to tamper with and remove.

Security Hinges


Concealed Hinge

A concealed hinge, also known as a hidden or European hinge, is a type of hinge that has parts invisible to the onlooker when the door is closed. They are commonly used in cabinet doors to add an aesthetically pleasing and continuous appearance.

Hidden gate hinges suitable for both wood and metal applications, ideal for different frame types such as wood doors, flush doors and swing doors
Widely used in hidden closet door, small humidor, record cabinet, secret book case, vintage piece of furniture,
 sewing chest/cabinet, wooden boxes, cupboard door, wardrobe door, folding door, and aluminum frame door.

 

Concealed Hinge

Overlay Hinge


Overlay cabinet hinges mean that they allow the cabinet door to “lay over” the frame of the cabinet. If your current doors are larger than the frames — eg. they don't settle into the frame when closed — then you likely have overlay hinges already (hidden or semi concealed).


Overlay Hinge

Offset Hinge

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Narrow doorways, especially in bedrooms and bathrooms, present a challenge for anyone using a walker or a wheelchair to navigate the home, and widening the opening is often expensive and time-consuming. Swing-clear hinges give you a cost-effective, alternative solution to widening doorways in any home.


Offset Hinge

Piano Hinge

A piano hinge is a type of hinge known for its long length and is typically one to six inches wide and six feet long or longer. People tend to refer to these hinges as "piano hinges" because they are known for supporting the lid of the popular musical instrument -- the piano.
From fitting in to fold-down applications, to storage boxes, cabinet doors and desks, the piano hinges are a perfect solution. The hinges have two long leaves with a rod running through its length in the center and holding the leaves together.
Piano Hinge

Strap Hinge

When you’re opening and closing gates anywhere, you’ll commonly see the strap hinges. These hinges have the longest leaves and the shortest hinges, perhaps the reason why they’re so unique. Strap hinges help people achieve the exceptional looks with doors that they perceive.

Strap hinges are popular for two main reasons:

For lending extra support to the doors
For causing optimal performance from high usage doors.


Strap Hinge

Double Action Hinge

Double Action Hinges also known as Saloon Door Hinges, Cafe Door Hinges, and Swinging Door Hinges

You will find these most commonly at use in dining rooms, kitchens, salons, cafes, and restaurants where a door must come back to a closed position. Because of the double swinging action, the hinges cause doors to swing in both directions.


Double Action Hinge


T Hinges

These outstanding Tee hinges crafted of stamped Sheet metal are popular on doors. A fabulous detail for a modern sleek look or for that old colonial charm. Affordably reclaim old doors or update a gate door.
Hinges measures 4" from pin to point. Shed Windows and More, they carry the shed windows, shed hardware, shutters, skylights, vents, flower boxes, etc for all kinds of outdoor buildings, such as, sheds, playhouses, animal shelters and more.

 

T Hinges

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