There are two types of hinges:
- with floor and ceiling/top glass fixing (bottom and top hinges)
- with wall fixing (lateral or flag hinges)
Bottom and top hinges are usually used for entrances or for door with high transit and frequency of opening.
Flag hinges are used for interior and shower where usually there are ceilings or raised floors that does not allow the top and bottom fixing.
Bottom and top hinges are divided in three types:
- Standard hinges
(the most used type, allow swinging opening, inside and outside)
- Hinges with variable position
(used in case of wide doors so to balance better the weight, opening is possible on both sides)
- Offset hinges
(used when the door is inserted in a frame with stop, opening allowed only on one side)
Lateral hinges are divided in three types:
- Standard flag hinges
(opening on one side only, maximum opening about 135°)
- Offset flag hinges
(opening on one side only till 180°)
- Hinges with stop
(opening on both sides from 0° to 90°)
On the scheme we resume the hinges typologies with their relative openings.