A door stopper is a necessity for any household, office, workplace or patio. But before you buy, it's important to know the difference between decorative and functional door stops to help you select the right one. Whether you're after a rubber wedge for the kitchen, a kick down for heavy duty doors, or a spring closer to protect your walls, this guide is here to help!
We've ranked a wide range of door stoppers from floor mounted styles to ones that can be screwed into your baseboard, to help you find the best fit for your door. We've even ranked the top 10 best door stoppers in the UK on Amazon and eBay to make online shopping that bit easier.
First of all, let's take a look at the most important factors to consider when it comes to buying a door stopper. You should remember to think about the size, material, and how it's installed to ensure the greatest efficiency.
Let's take a quick look at the types of door stoppers available online, so that you can easily differentiate them and understand their key benefits. From affordability to efficiency, this next section will dive into the details to help you land on a decision!
Baseboards and floor-mounted door stoppers sit on the outside of the door and are used to soften the hit when the door is slammed open. Baseboards are screwed into the baseboard, hence the name, or the skirting board to cushion the landing of a swinging door.
If you're unable to drill into the wall, you can use a heavy-duty floor mounted door stopper to provide the same effect, without the commitment of using a drill. This is an easy, low maintenance method that will still protect your wall from damage from the door handle.
Weights, wedges, and kick-downs are all used for the same thing - to prop a door open from the inside. Weights are usually used as a decorative feature and can be placed anywhere in front of the door frame to hold the door open.
Wedges are the traditional method, used for lodging the door onto the wedge until it becomes rigid and difficult to shift by wind or draft. These are the most affordable option and are also the easiest to use thanks to their low maintenance installation.
Kickdowns are attached to the door and come with a metal stand, much like those you use to prop up a bicycle. This can be kicked down to hold the door in place. These are fiddly to install, although they are extremely functional and efficient.
Strength and reliability are the two main factors of a good door stopper, which is what makes a fixed door stopper with screws so beneficial. A door stopper with screws is most commonly seen in the form of baseboards, kick downs, or floor mounted stoppers to ensure the strongest fix and keep it stable during everyday use.
Arguably, an unfixed doorstopper is more versatile and can be transported to any room in the house. You can wedge it under any door without having to physically adapt the wall or door with screws, which is great for renters or university students in dorms.
The days of using wooden wedges to prop your door open are long gone as we now drift to the stable territory of metal and rubber. This makes for a better grip and a sturdier, more robust body, which is especially beneficial for laminated floors and tiles.
Two other options are plastic and silicone, which are both equally as effective, although lack slightly in sturdiness. While a silicone stopper would have a strong grip on the ground, if you choose a plastic stopper, you're better off using it on a carpeted floor as it's less likely to slip around.
Now, let's take a look through our ranking of the top ten best door stoppers to keep rooms easily accessible, whilst adding a decorative feature to your home or office in the process. Remember, if you're feeling torn, you can use the table underneath to compare each one side by side!
|Size||9.2 x 4.8 cm|
|Size||13.1 x 8.4 x 2.9 cm|
|Size||15 x 15 cm|
|Size||6.2 x 1.3 x 9.5 cm|
|Size||6 x 6 x 8 cm|
|Size||8.8 x 5 x 5 cm|
|Size||8.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm|
|Size||13.4 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm|
5 Pack Door Wedge
Door Stopper Set
Door Stop Stopper
Door Stop Stopper
Cute Dog Door Stop
Rope Knot Door Stop
Kick Down Door Locks
Door Stopper Wedge
The Practical, Fool-Proof Choice
An Easy-to-Use Kick Down Stopper
Springs for a Cushioned Landing
Solid Baseboard Stoppers for Heavy Duty Use
A Beast of a Door Stop for Heavy Doors
A Super Cute Door Stopper for Animal Lovers
You Can't 'Knot' Love This
Great for Kids and Easy to Use
Smooth, Reliable and Sleek
A Child-Friendly Door Stopper
|Type||Wedge||Kick down||Base board||Base board||Floor-mounted||Wedge||Weight||Wedge||Kick down||Wedge|
|Material||Rubber||Metal, rubber||Metal||Metal, rubber||Metal, rubber||Metal||-||Plastic||Metal, rubber||Silicone|
|Size||13.4 x 3.8 x 2.7 cm||-||8.5 x 2.5 x 1.5 cm||8.8 x 5 x 5 cm||6 x 6 x 8 cm||6.2 x 1.3 x 9.5 cm||15 x 15 cm||13.1 x 8.4 x 2.9 cm||-||9.2 x 4.8 cm|
Home improvement doesn't always necessitate a total overhaul of your house, sometimes it's the little things that make all the difference! Whether it's a coir bristled doormat to stop muddy paws making their way onto the carpet, or blackout curtains for a peaceful night's sleep, we've found a few more finishing touches for your abode.
Hopefully, you found this article useful in helping you to buy your new doorstop. Whether you chose a weighty decorative stopper, or a functional kick-down, you will soon be enjoying the benefits of a damage-free wall and propped open door!
Author: Annie Speight
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