Why are they called Piano Hinges?
Continuous Hinges are often referred to as Piano Hinges as they are the hinge of choice for the lid of a traditional piano. They are used for the elegant appearance and smooth action, supporting the heavy lid along its full width. However, the applications of Continuous Hinges are not limited to pianos and can often be found on doors and cabinets in various applications from domestic to commercial.
What are the Advantages of Continuous Hinges?
Continuous Hinges offer the same basic functionality that you would expect from a traditional Butt Hinge, however, there are some significant differences that make them the ideal choice for a wide variety of applications.
One of the key advantages of Continuous Hinges is their suitability for use in environments where security and safety are a key concern. Thanks to the design of these hinges, they are ideal for high traffic and public environments such as schools, hospitals and hotels. Compared to other types of hinges, the reduced ligature design of Continuous Hinges presents fewer sharp edges reducing the possibility of injury. In environments where children are present, these hinges remove the possibility of children getting their fingers caught in the door from the hinge knuckle side.
Continuous Hinges also provide improved security with their anti-vandal design. They offer fewer gaps and no weak points making them extremely difficult to force open. As a result, they have become increasingly popular for applications in arduous and secure environments.
From furniture and cabinets to architectural applications in commercial environments, Continuous Hinges offer perfect alignment for the full length of the door, providing a smooth action. By spreading the load along the full height of the door frame, Continuous Hinges also increase the load capacity of the door without putting unnecessary stress on the door frame.
Types of Continuous Piano Hinge
Continuous Hinges are suitable for a wide range of applications from cabinets to high-traffic commercial environments.
Architectural Continuous Hinges
Continuous Hinges are a great solution for many architectural door applications. They offer high levels of security and are ideal for high-traffic doors in commercial environments. As a result, Continuous Hinges are an excellent choice to combine with our Fire Door Kits.
Phoenix Architectural Continuous Hinges fit to the full length of a door offering better weight distribution and increasing the maximum load capacity.
Continuous Hinges for furniture and cabinets
The Phoenix Light Duty Continuous Hinges are ideal for furniture and cabinetry. Cooke Brothers have been producing these hinges for traditional cabinet makers for over a century. That’s 100 years of innovation in design and materials making these hinges the best available.
Why buy Continuous Hinges from Cooke Brothers?
Cooke Brothers have been manufacturing Continuous Hinges for over 100 hundred years, so we know a thing or two about making robust, reliable hinges that won’t fail. As the UK’s leading piano Hinge manufacturers, we firmly believe that our design and construction process make these hinges the very best you can buy! Want to find out more? Contact our technical sales team today and find out what Continuous Hinges could bring to your project.