Types of Hinges

Hinge upon us!

We are here to resolve your mind’s conflict on what type of hinge would suit your requirement
the best. Let us first understand why do we need a hinge and what purpose does it serve.

Let us begin with the most basic option,

Butt HingThese are the most commonly used type of hinges in the very basic of places like  windows, doors, cabinets and almost all kinds of furniture. Mostly made of steel, butt hinges  used on the exterior side of doors are made up of brass or stainless steel to avoid corrosion. Usually used in sets of 3-4, they are often mortised into the wooden frame to hold the door together. These have two rectangular metal plates with screw holes joined either by a pin or a rod.
Railway Hinge
Railway hingeThese are suitable for lnterior/exterior doors that are reversible. They can also be used for fire protection doors combinable with frame construction.
Railway Hinge
Concealed Hinge These are also known as invisible hinge. As the name suggests, these hinges  are not visible from the outside of the assembly, thus making only the door visible. These are  used for cabinet doors. These are of two types - Full Overlay and Half Overlay.  Full overlay hinges are either used for individual cabinets or the cabinets at the end of a group of  cabinets. This type of hinge completely rests on the sideboard with a 0 mm bending. Thus when the cabinet door is closed, it fully covers the sideboard. Half overlay hinges are used for pairs of  doors in the middle of a line of cabinets, where two doors have their hinges mounted on opposite  sides of a middle partition. Half overlay concealed hinge have a bending of 8 mm, thus when the  door is closed, it covers only a part of the sideboard.
Offset Hinge - Also known as Swing Clear Hinges, they are used whenever the doorways need to expand. Offset hinges are mounted to the cabinet door frame and surface of the cabinet door, and are used when cabinet doors project out from the surface of the frame. These are designed to move the pivot point of the door away from the hinge so that there is extra clearance space. Standard door hinges can be easily replaced with an offset hinge to gain an additional couple of inches in the doorway width. These can also be used on shutters and windows.
Bearing Hinge-  Bearing Hinges are the smoothest and quietest option for door hinges. These hinges have lubricated bearings, thus are more durable than other types of hinges. Because of lower friction, these hinges are dust-free unlike the standard duty door hinges. Bearing hinges are cleaner, heavier and smoother.
Railway Hinge
Spring Hinge - These are self-closing hinges. These hinges have an inbuilt spring mechanism that automatically closes a door. Thus these hinges can serve as an alternative to overhead mounted door closers. The closing power of the hinges can be adjusted in the field.