Door catches are typically used on internal doors, cupboards and general storage solutions to ensure that the doors are held shut. They are typically screw mounted to ensure a secure, long-lasting and reliable installation. Some can be pressed mounted into place, where a structural lip or support can hold the catch in place.
Catches can be fitted at any height on a door however the most common placements are either central often beside the main handle access or split between the top and bottom of a door. This split installation can offer a better closure for a door as the two catches can provide more even pressure across the length of the door while a central lock or latch can also hold creating three hold points on the door.
Materials and finishes vary based on the catch application and can be manufactured in a range of solid, robust materials such as brass, steel, reinforced nylon and a range of plastics to ensure it is reliable and has a long service life. Finished acrylic these different material types varies, metal parts can be plated, the plating reduces the requirement of any maintenance and helps to retain its appearance over time.