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Door Locks For Bathroom
Door Locks For Bathroom
New Bathroom Style sells a large selection door locks for the bathroom and the entry door.
Locks for interior doors
A lock for an interior door is a necessary and convenient device. Especially if you value privacy and don’t like being disturbed unexpectedly. Psychologists believe that the desire to be alone for a while is a desire that is absolutely normal for any person. Therefore, if you have a large and noisy family, then a door lock will be a simple and effective solution.
Types of locks
Most often, mortise locks are used for interior doors. They are mounted inside the door leaf, which means they do not spoil its appearance. The fact that the lock is inside serves as additional protection for its mechanism. Dust and moisture will not get there, which means that it will work longer.
Modern mortise locks are divided into two large groups: mechanical and magnetic. Let’s consider them in more detail.
Simple and reliable. The design of mortise locks for interior doors is a little simpler than that of locks for entrance doors. This is due to the fact that special secrecy and burglary resistance is not required here. Nonetheless, keyed models exist and are consistently popular.
In total, there are three subtypes of mechanical locking devices for interior doors:
- Key lock;
- Lock with additional latch.
The latch is a basic locking device. It is a mechanism installed inside the door handle with a built-in tongue that locks the door. The tongue is controlled by pressing or turning the door handle. The latches work well for the kitchen or nursery.
The next type is a key lock. On one side, it is locked with a regular wrap. But from the outside, you can only open it with a key. There are also models with keyholes on both sides. Often, such locks are placed on the doors of the office.
Mortise lock with an additional lock. This device is mounted inside the door leaf and requires special preparation of the installation site. There is a catch on one side of the door, turning which you block the lock handle. Typically, these locks are placed on the door to the toilet or bathroom.
Magnetic latches are a product of the new era. Although there is nothing complicated and innovative about them, they appeared on the market relatively recently, but immediately gained a certain popularity. Their principle of operation is based on the use of a magnetic field. When the door is closed, the tongue of the lock enters the groove on the door frame without additional human action. It is tied by the magnet inside the doorframe. When the door is opened, the tongue hides itself inside the slab. Of course, this is a very handy device that also works almost silently.
Installing the lock
As a rule, when ordering a new interior door from the manufacturer, it is easiest to foresee in advance the type of lock to be installed. The installation of this device will have very little effect on the overall price of the door. If you just decided to purchase a lock and install it on your old door, then it is best to opt for a regular latch. For those looking for more security, keyed locks are the way to go. Installing these devices is simple. All you need is an electric drill and a few additional tools.
Another thing is when it comes to a flat mortise lock. Here it is best to contact a specialist who has the necessary power tools. For example, the easiest way to make a groove from the end of a door leaf is with an electric saw. If you don’t have one, then you have to work with a chisel and a hammer, which requires a certain skill. In any case, nothing is possible here, and if you are determined to install the lock yourself, then sooner or later you will succeed. The main thing is to take your time and do everything thoroughly. Then the installed lock will serve you for many years.