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Soft Close And Self Close Hinges - What's The Difference?

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If you have been looking at updating your kitchen or bathroom cabinets, you have no doubt thought about the hinges at some point. You may have seen the terms "soft close" and "self close" and wondered if there was a difference. There is and that is what this short article is about.

Self Close

The first type of hinge we will talk about is the self close hinge. With a self close hinge, the hinge will take over at some point during closing the door to pull the door closed. The door will likely make sound when it comes in contact with the cabinet.

Soft Close

With soft close hinges, like self close hinges, the hinge will take over at some point during closing the door and pull the door shut. However, with soft close hinges, the door will shut quietly.

One way to think of this is that self close hinges close by themselves but soft close hinges perform the same function with the added benefit of doing it quietly. You might say that both types act as self close but they don't both act as soft close.

Wrapping Up

We hope this helped clear up the difference between self close and soft close hinges for you. The hinges we have on our site are regular and soft close hinges.

If you would like more information or would like to purchase soft close hinges, visit www.cabinetdoorworld.com/hinges/ to get started.

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