Mortise vs. Tubular Locks

If you have ever looked at the lock on your front door, you may have noticed that not all locks are the same. There are many types of locks available around the world but for now, let’s just focus on two of them, mortise locks and tubular locks (not to be mistaken for cylindrical locks)….

Satin Nickel vs Satin Chrome vs Stainless

Satin chrome, satin nickel, stainless steel…they all kind of look the same don’t they? Choosing between the three can be as hard as deciding what to make for dinner. So how do you pick? Well, there are several factors to consider but first let’s look at what the actual difference is between these finishes. Visually,…

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