One of the biggest concerns with doorknobs is that they are notorious for punching holes in sheetrock walls. This damages the walls so badly leaving you with expensive repairs and ugly sights on wooden walls. So what do you do? No one wants to replace an entire wall. I’m going to lead you through one simple but very efficient solution – installation of a doorstop. My favorite choice is the floor mounted doorstop. Here is a simple guide on how to install a floor mounted doorstop.
Before you start setting up your floor mounted door stop you must have the right tools. These will include the following.
- A packaged doorstop.
- A cutter if need be.
A fully packed door stop will contain a metallic doorstop, awl, and a few screws. A cutter or spatula can be used to scrape off any area that is not smooth. A pencil will be used for marking and setting your door. A hammer nails the awl while a screwdriver can be used in case you don’t intend to use a hammer. Now that your tools are ready, here are the most ideal steps to follow when setting up a floor mounted doorstop.
Step 1# Set the Door:
Open your door to the point you feel comfortable if it rested. Do not let the doorknob rest on the wall. The best thing to do is to keep the door a few inches from the wall. Many experts suggest leaving the doorknob at least 2 inches from the wall.
Step 2# Mark it Now:
Once you have opened the door to the most suitable place (with the doorknob two inches from the wall). Mark the place. Use a pencil to mark the inside of your door – this is the side of the door with the hinges. Floor-mark the area (Do not mark the wall).
Step 3# Set Hinges:
Measure at least two inches from your original pencil-mark. Work towards the hinges (focus on the inside of the door). Now mark another pencil mark. Make this one an inch away. Keep your eye on the direction of the swing whenever you open the door.
Step 4# Hammer In:
Look for the tip of your awl (usually smaller than a normal screw). Once you have identified it, hammer it in the final mark that you made on the floor. Ensure that it has stuck well. Do not shake to confirm. Just give it a firm hit until it is well fixed on the floor.
Step 5# Screw Doorstop:
Now screw your doorstep on top of the awl. Always focus on the rubberized head. Make sure the rubber pad faces the swing of the door. This is especially ideal for floor mounted door stops resting on wooden awls. Rubber is designed to prevent friction.
Repairing a wall can be very expensive. And no one wants to go down the same road with a newly installed door. So instead of letting your doorknob do the damage to your new wall as it did to the previous one, you can fix a doorstop.
Door stops come in two major types: Floor mounted and Wall mounted doorstops. They can also come in different materials including aluminum alloys, stainless steel, or even hardwood options. Some will come with rubberized heads like the example you just saw while others may not.
In case you choose to install a doorstop in your home you will have so many benefits to enjoy. The most conspicuous ones will include the following.
- Less noise in the house. No more door banging.
- No scarring on wall.
- No potential hazards to your loved ones.
- An easy resting place for your doors
- Highly efficient home tool for affordable pricing.
In case you intend to make your door last longer you should mount a doorstop. These are the simplest and most affordable solutions of all. They are also easy to install and will not need any form of expertise. A simple DIY guide is effective for anyone who intends to mount a doorstop.