Hinges help to open and close a door. There are a variety of hinges available.
Most interior doors are 1-3/8″ thick and use 3.5″ x 3.5″ hinge. Doors that are 1-3/4″ thick will utilize a 4″ x 4″ hinge.
3.5″ x 3.5″ Hinge
4″ x 4″ Hinge
Non-Ball Bearing Hinge
Standard, or plain bearing, have no buffer between each knuckle of the barrel. This tends to wear the hinge down over time as the sections grind against one another and are better suited for lightweight doors.
Ball bearing hinges have a steel ball bearing, or buffer, in between the knuckles. Heavier doors put more stress on the hinges, so having the ball bearings reduces friction leading to better performance and longevity.
Self-closing hinges help pull the door closed for convenience or to meet code requirements that may be applicable in fire door applications.
Double Action Hinges
Double Action Hinges allow for the door to open in either direction and automatically return to a closed position.
The Floor Mount double action hinge from Reeb features a floor plate and hold open features.
The Jamb Mount double action hinge attaches to the jamb and allows the door to open both ways.