Emtek Door Hardware to Enhance the Looks of Your Home

It’s a common tendency to overlook door accessories while building homes. But choosing right hardware is vital as it assures not only safety and security of your home but also enhance the looks of the entire room. When someone comes to your home the first thing he comes across is your door. To make a good first impression on your visitors you must give a lot of attention to its details. A lot of thought needs to be put in what kind of door accessories should be used to provide security, durability and striking looks to it. Emtek is one of the top companies providing top of the line, high quality and affordable products including hinge, door closer, be doorknobs, door handle or crash bar and fasteners.

While choosing door accessories it needs to be kept in mind whether it is to be used in residential property or a Commercial property. As both the places serve different purpose so the products need to be chosen accordingly. If your home is having a modern look you should use only a modern design of hardware as any other type will be a total mismatch and will not compliment the looks of the rooms and other stuff. A modern home should not have door accessories with antique look. Emtek Door Hardware comes in all finishes, styles, shapes, sizes and design to match the looks and design of your home.

Similarly Door knobs should be bought according to your use. Knobs used on the exterior entrance are different from those used on your master bedroom door. Emtek Door Hardware also comes with option of child security feature to enhanced security and privacy. Available in steel finish, antique look, brass finish, wood finish and glass, Emtek has something to suit everybody’s needs and requirements.

Antique Door Hardware – Buy Like A Professional

Buying antique style door hardware can lead to trapped fingers or a door knob that doesn’t work. But there are questions to ask which can prevent mistakes.

Door knob or door handle?

First thing to check is the measurement from the edge of your door to the center of the hole drilled for the lock. Check that it’s long enough not to trap fingers on turning a door knob. If the distance looks too short, get a lever door handle instead.

Old or new:

Do you need a matching set? There are few long runs of matching reclaimed doorknobs around today. If you have time to search, you might be lucky. Otherwise, it’s easier to buy new. Companies like Drummonds make indistinguishable copies of beautiful originals.
There is a mouthwatering variety of designs to choose from if you buy an antique knob. But you do need to get out there and search. And you need to check carefully that an antique will work well.
New door hardware is simpler to install and tends to work better.

Which style?

This is a matter of personal preference. Ask yourself:

Do you want the style of the door knob to conform to the rest of the house
Do you want the style of the door knob to conform just to its door
Do you simply what to choose what you like, without regard for surrounding decor

Armed with your answer, look at what is available and select your favourite.

Which material?

Brass, iron, wood and glass are the most common.

Brass is commonest of all. It has the big advantage of not rusting or rotting, it’s decorative when polished and acquires an attractive patina over time. It is also easy to plate for a silver or copper finish. Heavily polished knobs will tarnish to a wonderful patina as long as they are not lacquered.
Brass plate: Forget these. They are trouble.
Iron knobs need protecting except for pure black which is slow to rust. The most popular form of protection is to paint them, but oiling or waxing look more natural and wear to a nice patina over time.
Wood is also common. Ebony and fruitwoods are traditional but modern hardwoods are mainly used now, often stained to look like ebony. Cracks in these knobs are normally not serious and add to the character.
Ceramic or glass. These knobs usually have brass working parts. Look for hairline cracks. Small cracks are fine. Serious ones can be fatal.

Rimlock or a mortise lock? What are these? A mortise lock is set within the door thickness; a rimlock is a box planted on the door that catches in a box on the door frame.

This matters because a rimlock has different knobs on either side of the door, while a mortise lock doesn’t.

So you need to be sure that the knob you want is for your sort of lock. It may be possible to make it work anyway. Ask your supplier if it can be altered.

Check spindle size:

The spindle is a square metal bar which connects the door handles on either side of your door. If it’s too small for your lock, the knob will rattle and there’s nothing you can do to fix it. Don’t buy this knob.
It doesn’t matter so much if a spindle is too big. You can file off some of the spindle, or open out the lock.

Problems with wear and tear:

Worn spindle: normally easy to replace
Worn sockets: rare but hard to fix
Grub screws/Set Screws: Are they all there and do they turn? Screws on old knobs may have peculiar threads so can be hard to replace. If you have to replace one, it is often easier to drill it out and re-thread it to a modern metric thread. At least you know it will work. And you know you can replace the screw if you lose it!
General wear and tear: some surface wear makes a old knob look as if it has been in place for years, so don’t write off an antique door knob only for being imperfect

So buy what you like. It should serve you well for years.

Pocket Door Hardware (Modern and Antique Styles)

Pocket Door Hardware

Pocket doors are a classic way to provide privacy to a room, while maintaining an open feel when not in use. They require a specific type of hardware so that they may slide effortlessly back into their hiding places. This doesn’t mean that they have to be any less decorative or authentic. Our website offers many different options for strike plates and door pulls, with or without a lock feature.

There are several vintage finishes to choose from including several varieties of bronze, to best reflect your personality and decorating style. We have classic antique styles, as well as a more modern design. Our antique and antique reproduction hardware is exactly the finishing touch you have been searching for to complete your restoration project.

Each item, from our strike plates to our door pulls; come in bronze, stainless steel and brass. Each accessory is exquisitely crafted and will bring style and the feeling of antiquity to any home. Pocket doors allow a room to have the feeling of a Victorian home as well as offering more space. This style of door can make a house feel like a home with its openness and easy accessibility to the room. When privacy is a concern, we offer single pocket and double pocket locking mechanisms.