What is a Pivot Hinge?
A pivot hinge is a type of hinge that allows a door or other object to rotate on a single point or axis, known as a pivot point. Unlike traditional hinges that are mounted on the edge of a door and attach to a fixed frame, pivot hinges are typically mounted at the top and bottom of the door and allow it to swing open and closed around the pivot point.
Pivot hinges can be found in various designs and configurations to accommodate different applications and door types. They can be surface-mounted or mortised into the door and frame. Some pivot hinges feature a concealed design, where the hinge is hidden from view when the door is closed, creating a sleek and seamless appearance.
One of the advantages of pivot hinges is that they offer a smooth and effortless swinging motion for doors. They distribute the weight of the door along the pivot axis, reducing stress on the frame and making it easier to open and close the door. Pivot hinges also allow doors to swing in both directions, offering flexibility in terms of installation and use.