There are times when it just makes life a lot easier to keep a door open. There are multiple practical applications for door stops in both the home and the workplace. But what type of door stop is the best? Many choose a floor mounted door stop to get the job done. But there are real downsides to choosing something like this as a way to keep a room open.
One of the biggest problems with a door stop that is mounted to the floor is the fact that it isn’t removable. Depending on the surface of the floor, there could be issues with whether or not the door stop will remain in place for the long haul. Once it is attached to the floor, it is there permanently. This means that even if the door no longer needs to stay open for an extended amount of time, the door stop will still be there. This isn’t always ideal in either the home or the workplace.
Requires Multiple Purchases
Mounted stops will only work for one door. If there are multiple doors that all need to be held open at one point or another, each one will need its own equipment. The cost adds up quickly. In some cases, the expense is often a waste as a big door stop would be able to work for multiple doors only when needed. When planning for a large area with multiple doors, the cost of mounted door stops should be taken into consideration.
Can Be an Eyesore
Unfortunately, a door stop is not the most attractive of objects. So when it isn’t in use, there is no way to remove it from the floor. Instead, it’s remains in place until the next time it is needed. For some, this takes away from the overall look of a space. There is not much that can be done to try and detract from the look of the attached door stop. Instead, big, removable door stops are often the solution. Bring them out when they are needed and then put them away when they no longer serve a purpose.