Can you help us? I know this is NOT a major component to putting in a door, but we'd like to figure this out before we proceed.
We have 2 questions:
1) What are all the kinds of door stops that are available? We've found spring and solid (screw into the baseboard), goose neck and half dome (screw into the floor), hinge pin (attaches to the hinge), wall bumpers (screw into the wall at handle height), and for storm doors, a piston stop and closer. Are there other types? Are there any more that work or are incorporated into the hinge, maybe?
2) Which one matches the style or works best or at least is least noticeable in the entrance of a home such as ours?
We have an front door entry way that has 2 sets of 27 inch wide side windows flanking the door. The style of the entryway is "transitional." Partially behind the door (on the left as you enter)is an antique (and heirloom) piece of furniture. To the right is the entrance to the living room which is also transitional into more contemporary (as you move further into it).
a) Without a stop of some kind, the front door can hit the antique.
b) Wall mounted stops can't be used thanks to the antique.
c) Stops that screw into the floor would be screwing into the hardwood floors. UGH!
d) Hinge pin stops have been used, but they tend to dig into the trim around the door. UGH!
e) Would a piston look odd (out of place) behind a solid wood front door?