With such a variety of door closers available on the market, one could wonder why anyone might choose to install floor springs rather than standard door closers; after all, they do require slightly more expertise when it comes to installation!
In fact there are, of course, a number of reasons why floor springs are the first choice for many. Read on for a little more info on those reasons.
- Maintaining a minimal look is often associated with the fixtures for glass doors, and yet floor springs are also appropriate for use on doors made out of various other kinds of material. They are virtually invisible and therefore never ruin a clean finish or detract from the beauty of the door, itself, or the door furniture.
- In many high-end designer installations, the less you can see of the operating ironmongery, the better – Floor Springs blend into the flooring and never disfigure the look of the actual floor surface.
- With very shallow installation height, floor springs can be used with many kinds of floor structures or flooring types.
- Cover plates can be made in a variety of ways, including stainless steel or antique brass, a pleasing bronze finish or custom made in order to match existing plates. They can be matched to fit into a wide range of designs, from antique or vintage through to modern.
As previously stated, door springs are suitable for use with most door materials.
There are models suitable for both interior and exterior use.
- There are various models that are suitable for single or double action doors. Some single action floor springs are handed so always best to check the handing method or ask your supplier if you are unsure.
- Floor springs are particularly effective when paired with oversized doors – Floor to ceiling height doors are often just too large and heavy for conventional door closers
- Most good quality models have adjustable closing force, adjustable closing speed and adjustable latch action.
- Having an electromagnetic hold-open function can be beneficial, especially for areas of high traffic such as corridors. When linked to the fire alarm, they ensure that the door(s) close in the event of a fire.
- Many models are suitable for use on fire and smoke protection doors.
- There is space for longitudinal, lateral and vertical adjustment between the housing and the cement case, which enables simple installation.
- One of the main functions of a floor spring is to assist the opening and closing of particularly heavy doors, even in areas of high wind, where this combination could lead to injury to people or the doors themselves.
- Floor Springs are available in models to suit most pockets, from as little as £100 to purchase (for mechanism only) plus fitting costs. More sophisticated models range up to a little under £400 (again mechanism only) plus fitting costs.
If your premises require that you have door closers, and you would prefer concealed ones, then floor springs have the edge over conventional versions because they are well suited to pretty much any situation; they are great for full-height or heavier doors, work equally well with single or double-leaf and, best of all, they automatically combine functionality with aesthetic appeal.