Door stops are also known as a door stoppers or door wedges. Door stops are used to hold doors open or to prevent damage to doors and walls. Using a door stop can prevent wear or damage to plaster on the walls, saving the need for repairs.
Door stops are usually made from aluminium, PVC, rubber, chrome, brass or stainless steel. They can also be plated using a metal finish, such as chrome-plated. Different door stops are used in rooms throughout homes and across industries such as medical and automotive industries, warehouses and distribution centres where there is a high volume traffic going through doors.
Doorstops can be attached to either the wall or skirting board behind the door, or to the floor where you wish the door to stop. They are attached using fixings such as screws. Door stops that are attached to the wall are usually a few inches above the ground. The rubber dome or cylinder type door stops are sometimes known as a wall bumper.