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How to Install a Door Stop

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Without a door stop, a door handle can collide with the wall. Eventually the handle will be damaged and the wall will need filling, re-plastering and painting. Installing a door stop is a task that is easy to complete following our simple guide.

Step 1

Mark Position for Door Stop

Mark Position for Door Stop

Using the door stop, locate and mark a suitable position for the door stop on the floor with a pencil. Make sure the door handle clears the wall by at least one inch when the door is fully open and against the door stop.

Step 2

Check for Wires & Pipes

Check for Wires & Pipes

Use a multi-purpose detector to check the floor for wires or pipes before drilling.

Step 3

Drill Pilot Holes for Screw

Drill Pilot Holes for Screw

Drill a hole slightly smaller than the screw provided to fix the doorstop in the position marked earlier.

Step 4

Screw Door Stop into Position

Screw Door Stop into Position

Manually screw the doorstop into position, making sure the base is flush with the floor.

Step 5

Screw Door Stop in Place

Screw Door Stop in Place

To prevent the door stop from rotating, screw it firmly into the floor with the screw provided.