a mortise lockset installed in an interior door
Photo: Wendell T. Webber
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Tubular vs. Mortise: Mortise

Pros: Very durable; locks have more features, and trim is easy to replace or upgrade because, unlike tubular locks, latch and lock fit in one hole.

Cons: Costs about 50 percent more than tubular; usually requires a locksmith to install. A special-order item; allow up to 10 days for delivery.

Shown: Soho trim in polished chrome; mortise, about $860 from Baldwin
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