This article will explain how to choose a good hinge to make your cabinet look best and allow them to function with ease.
First, we should know the common types of hinges. Here, we will succinctly introduce the varieties of hinges and the applications of them.
Ball Bearing hinge – which is used on heavy doors. Because of it’s permanently lubricated, it allow a smoother and easier door swing.
Double Action Spring-which is used on kitchen and dining room. We suggest that it should be used in two-way swing doors not on heavy doors.
Flush Hinge-which is used on cabinet doors. It is an ideal to be used on lightweight doors and small construction.
Swing and Sway Hinge – which is usually used on café-style doors. It can provides lateral adjustment to ensure perfect alignment.
Butt Hinge- which always is founded at home. It can not be adjusted once it is installed. Most of butt hinges are made of stainless steel, aluminum and brass.
Concealed Hinge- which is could be adjusted after once it is installed. Ordinary 25mm and 36mm sizes are available.
Gate Hinge-which is shorter than a regular hinge.
Heavy Duty Hinge- which is made of various hinge styles to use in heavy applications. These hinges could be thicker than the regular hinge and up to ¼” thick.
Ordinary, we consider a hinge not only from follow aspects, the materials of hinges, the size of hinges and the hinge is visible or not, but also from the frame of the door, the location of the door.
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