New Looks, New Brand at IBS 2019

Ageless Iron One Piece Handleset

Nostalgic Warehouse and Grandeur Hardware are making plans to unveil their latest innovations at the 2019 International Builders Showcase in Booth SU3033 from February 19-21 in Las Vegas.

Living vs. Lacquered Finishes

Timeless Bronze Finish

When choosing a finish, the basic question is whether you want your finish to change with use and time. Unlacquered brass achieves a beautiful, warm patina over time. Otherwise, if you want your brass hardware to remain new-looking, it must be lacquered.

Forged Brass vs. Cast Brass

Making forged brass is a longer, superior process than stamped or cast brass. Forging produces a solid brass product with very few imperfections. Typically, forged brass is tougher than cast brass because of the thermal and metallurgical process it goes through.

Door Handing

Door Handing Header

Door Handing refers to the way a door opens and is determined by the hinge locations. Learn the differences between right and left handed doors.

Types of Door Functions

Door Functions - Privacy, Passage, Double Dummy

Learn about the main types of door functions including passage, privacy, dummy, mortise locks, deadbolts, and handlesets.

Door Anatomy

Anatomy of a Door

Learn more about the pieces that work together to make a panel door.

Types of Locks: Mortise vs. Tubular

Mortise Lock in Pocket

A short explanation on the differences between mortise and tubular door lock types. Mortise locks were typically used before 1950, and tubular locks after 1950.