6 Different Door Stopper Designs Available You Can Buy in 2019

There are two different ideas on why door stoppers were ever manufactured. First, is to prevent your door from damaging your wall whenever it hits it. And second, is to hold your door from closing whenever your door hits the door stopper. It’s quite splendid to see that a little piece of a product can solve two major problems of every homeowner not just in the United States of America but all over the globe.

As a homeowner myself, I have been frustrated by how I can prevent the doors at my house to leave scratches on my wall or how can I keep a door open without always putting something to stop it from closing. It’s a common problem of a homeowner but we don’t actually pay attention to it unless we actually get to see the damage that’s been done.

But I’m way over it. I no longer get frustrated nor think of it as a problem. And I think it’s your turn to end your problem with your door which is why you are reading this right? Let me give you a bit of information that might help you solve your door issues and become a happy homeowner.

Types of Door Stoppers

Before I give you different door stoppers to choose from, you need to consider which type of door stoppers you will you in your house. This will save you time and will help you decide which one is gonna actually work for you when you start looking for a door stopper.

  • Wall mounted
  • Floor mounted
  • Kick down
  • Hinge Pin

All these types of door stoppers need to be installed but it won’t take you longer and I’ll walk you through how to install a door stopper later in this post, so read on for more details.

Now that you have an idea about different types of door stoppers, you need to know also if your door needs a stopper or not. Typically, a door that needs stopper was built with a door hinge or sliding door because when you open these doors, might actually hit something and that’s what we are trying to prevent and resolve.

Different door stoppers you can use for hinged doors

Magnetic door stopper

Doorstopper magnetics are metal, easy to install, cheap and available in wall or floor mounted. It’s very durable door stopper so whenever you slam your door, you’re never gonna have to worry that your door might hit your wall. Their magnetic feature serves as door holder as well so when you need to keep your door open, there’s a solution for that.

What I like:

Dual purpose (holder and stopper)
Easy to install and you can do it yourself in less than 5 mins.
Stylish and don’t consume space in your house

What I don’t like:

You need to mount it onto your door and onto the wall/floor.
The magnet isn’t always holding the door open.

Adhesive door stopper

The adhesive door stopper is very convenient to install and reliable to use. You don’t need to use a drill or screwdriver in order to mount the door stopper because it has a sticky feature that attaches your door stopper onto the wall and onto the door which is a good thing because it won’t leave a mark on your floor and door. You can also detach your door stopper and change its location whenever needed.

What I like:

No need to screw onto your wall and door.
Have different colors available.
Dual purpose (stop and hold)

What I don’t like:

Children might think of it as a toy and try to detach it themselves.

Fantom door stopper

Fantom door stopper is a brand with a good, unique and artistic quality product of its own. This door stopper was a floor mounted designed, created purposely to prevent your door from hitting the wall with a magnet solution and that doesn’t degrade the style of your house. In fact, when it’s in use, it won’t be visible to your eye because your door will totally conceal it and you can install it on hardwood, carpet, tile and even concrete flooring.

However, the problem you’ll encounter with this door stopper is quite outrageous because when you install it, you need to remove your door in order to screw the striker plate underneath lower part of your door and you need to drill a hole into your flooring to receive the sleeve for permanent placement.

Note: Installation Requires: 2.5-3.0mm Drill Bit/Masonry Drill Bit 14mm/Spade Bit 24mm

What I like:

Hidden in the floor to eliminate tripping hazards
Easy to install
Concealed design looks elegant
Different colors available

What I don’t like:

You need to remove your door from the door frame in order to install the striker plate.

Rubber door stopper

If you don’t prefer to install anything on your floor or wall but you would love to resolve your problem with door slam also, rubber stopper might be the ideal for you. Rubber or decorative door stopper doesn’t require you to mount it onto anything because you just need to place it between your door and your wall. Simple as that.

The rubber was designed to prevent the door from moving further when it meets your rubber stopper because of its multiple layered humps that will halt the movement of your door. However, since there’s no installation required, someone might move it elsewhere leaving your wall unprotected.

What I like:

No installation required.
Different colors available.

What I don’t like:

Not safe for children.

Kickdown door stopper

This door stopper only needs to be mounted onto your door. No need to bother with your floor or door because the door alone is enough to prevent your door from closing. Yes, kickdown door stopper only prevents your door from closing and it doesn’t protect your wall from getting damaged when you slam your door so it’s not a dual purpose door stopper and you might need to install another stopper.

Another thing you must take note of is that when the rubber from door stopper gets detached or removed, you might need to replace the rubber or else it won’t hold your door from closing and it might scratch your floor.

What I like:

Easy to install and can hold your door from closing.

What I don’t like:

Requires you to install on the frontside of your door.
It’s not dual purpose door stopper.
Rubber can be removed by anyone

Wall or knob door stopper

Last but not least, if you don’t want to screw your door stopper onto your wall or floor, you can use wall door stopper that protects your wall from getting damaged when your door hits it. There are sticky wall stoppers that allows you to attach a small rubber that protects your wall from the impact whenever you slam your door.

However, it only solves your problem with walls and it doesn’t solve your problem with holding the door open. If keeping your door open isn’t an issue you for you, then wall door stopper is probably the best for you. Another thing to keep in mind is that you need to keep your children away from your wall door stopper because they might

What I like:

No installation required.
Easy to use and reliable from keeping your wall safe.

What I don’t like:

Children might play with it.

Posted by Osep

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