Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.
Many homeowners underestimate the importance of picking doorknobs when renovating their home. In the best case, this element simply will not fit into the interior of the room. It is much worse if the error turns out to be in the functionality of the product and there are wood or glass fittings on the front door. Russian stores offer the richest assortment of door handles, which makes customers dizzy. The recommendations of our experts will help you find the most beautiful and functional model.
- How to choose a door handle
- Rating of the best manufacturers of door handles
How to choose a door handle
Varieties. Three types of door handles are now widely used.
- Stationary models are the simplest and cheapest. Since they are not associated with the opening mechanism, such a handle will serve for many years without any breakdowns. Typically, these models are installed in interior doors.
- Knob handles are also designed for interior use. They have a swivel opening mechanism, the spherical shape makes the knobs extremely safe and compact. Such handles are installed not only in interior doors, but in the door leaves of the toilet and bath.
- Push door handles are considered the most popular among Russians. They can crash into both interior doors and entrance doors. Pressing the handle lever opens the door. Naturally, models for an entrance door should be more durable and reliable than for an interior door.
Material for manufacturing. Today, manufacturers most often use several materials for the manufacture of door handles.
- Brass is considered the leader. This alloy is used both in budget models and in premium segment products. Brass handles regularly serve the owners of old castles and mansions. Experts attribute strength, accessibility and pleasant tactile sensations to the pluses of brass.
- Not inferior in strength to the popular stainless steel alloy. Steel color is widely used in decoration styles such as minimalism or hi-tech. The material is very easy to use, it is durable, but the price is quite high.
- Not so long ago, the fashion for forged handles revived. Forging does not corrode, it is highly durable, and such handles are extremely rarely forged. Only a high cost can scare away an inexperienced man in the street.
- The scope of application of aluminum handles is plastic doors. Usually, manufacturers make fittings from aluminum alloys, protecting them from corrosion with a polymer or galvanized coating.
- The cheapest material that is most often used in budget pens is silumin. In addition to the low price, experts did not find any other advantages of this alloy. Silumin fittings quickly lose their gloss and often break.
Build quality. When buying a shiny doorknob from the store, many consumers do not pay enough attention to the build quality. After installation in the door leaf, backlashes, creaks in the mechanism, as well as elementary coating defects are detected. Therefore, do not hesitate to ask the sales assistant to remove the product from the box and show it from all sides.
We have selected 12 best door handle manufacturers for our review. All of them sell their products on the Russian market. When distributing places in the rating, the opinion of the expert community and consumer reviews were taken into account.
Rating of the best manufacturers of door handles
|Rating of the best manufacturers of door handles||1||Apecs||5.0|
The domestic company Apecs started its business in 1991 with trade in door handles and locks of famous foreign brands. Gradually, the founders began to think about their own production. The result was the popular Apecs brand. Its products are supplied to 13 countries of the world, the assortment consists of 10 commodity items. The manufacturer offers the buyer a full range of door fittings, from locks to door closers. Experts note the presence in the catalog of both cheap products and luxury samples. For its innovative approach (PVD technology) and a wide range of door handles, the brand becomes the winner of our rating.
Domestic users praise the Apecs door fittings for their decent appearance, manufacturing accuracy, and affordable prices.
- rich assortment;
- affordable prices;
- innovative technologies;
- beautiful appearance.
- not found.
One of the world leaders in the field of door fittings is the Italian company Comit s.r.l. She owns the Collezione Venezia brand. The manufacturer has created the VENEZIA collection specifically for the Russian market. Looking at the door handles, the consumer is carried away to the distant past, when the products were made by the method of artistic casting. Thanks to the ageless Italian classics and modern aging technologies, the brand manages to dominate not only in Russia, but also in a number of Arab countries. Brass, silver, bronze, French gold are used as materials.
Domestic users are delighted with the exquisite design, quality workmanship, and a wide variety. Only the price keeps people from buying.
- Italian classics;
- quality materials;
- precise fit of parts;
- modern aging technologies.
- high price.
Another Italian manufacturer is in the top three of our ranking. It is a trademark of Colombo Design. The company was built in 1991 and was originally planned for the manufacture of door handles. The brand immediately caught the attention of Italian artists. As a result of close cooperation with many of them, the range of products has been expanded over the course of two years to include door fittings and bathroom accessories. The products are distinguished by modern design, wear-resistant galvanic and paint coatings are used as finishing.
Experts, like many Russian consumers, appreciated the Art Nouveau door handles. They feature a beautiful finish that resists scratches. But the range of products in our country is rather modest.
- advanced manufacturing technologies;
- modern design;
- resistant protective coatings;
- high-quality assembly.
- modest assortment.
The Italian manufacturer of door handles MANDELLI conquers Russian consumers with its unique design. The company collaborates with renowned designers, so you can find exclusive models in each collection. The range of colors, standard sizes and style of door handles is widely represented. In the catalog you can choose products with an angular or rounded shape, antique or Art Nouveau models. The experts also paid attention to the high quality of workmanship, which allowed the brand to get into our rating. Also, the continuous search for new developments deserves praise, for which the manufacturer has its own research centers.
Most of the products belong to the premium class, so not all Russians can buy door handles.
- unique design;
- a wide range of;
- high quality workmanship;
- own developments.
- high price.
The Spanish brand Archie has been owned by the Chinese company JMA since 1994. The production of door fittings has also been organized in the Celestial Empire. The products of this brand have been supplied to the Russian market not so long ago, but due to the variety, beauty and affordable prices, door handles have become popular. The experts highly appreciated the equipment of the Chinese branch, the use of advanced technologies and the compliance of product quality with international standards. The catalog contains a wide range of accessories, they differ in style, color, purpose.
Due to the popularity of the brand, counterfeit products began to be produced in Russia, which negatively affected the image of Archie. Therefore, on the Internet, you can read a lot of negative reviews about the low quality and fragility of products.
- affordable price;
- Beautiful design;
- rich assortment;
- there are many fakes on the Russian market.
The production site of the Italian brand RENZ has a Chinese residence permit. However, the manufacturer managed to preserve the glorious traditions, as well as the exquisite design. Italian managers closely monitor the quality of the door handles. Experts pay attention to one distinctive feature of the products. This is a special rubber gasket, thanks to which it was possible to increase the wear resistance of the end surface. Long-lasting springs and a wide range of decorative finishes are commendable.
The brand is included in our rating for affordability, variety of shapes, durability and maintainability. Among the shortcomings, users note a loud clicking and squeaks when opening the door.
- affordable price;
- good quality;
- unpleasant sounds when opening.
Morelli was founded in Florence, Italy about 70 years ago. This family-owned company has partnered with renowned designers to give the door handles stylish designs. Not only rich people can purchase the brand's products, but also consumers with average incomes. Since 2008, Italians began to supply their products to the Russian market. Experts consider the company one of the fastest growing. The brand is included in our rating for its excellent decorative coating and beautiful appearance.
Russian consumers praise Morelli door handles for their exquisite style, good quality, and affordable prices. The disadvantages of users include the location of the fastening screw in a conspicuous place and the presence of small backlashes.
- exquisite design;
- good quality;
- family traditions;
- affordable prices.
- a fastening screw in a conspicuous place;
- there are small backlashes.
The Italian company AGB has been working in the market of door and window fittings for over 60 years. The manufacturer has a reputation as a reliable partner in Europe and Russia, consumers in different countries trust the products of this brand. Experts believe that the main reason for the popularity is the excellent quality of door handles. Production is carried out only in factories located in Italy. All enterprises are equipped with modern equipment, employees are constantly introducing innovative technologies, the model range is regularly updated.
Buyers are satisfied with the quality of the fittings, beautiful appearance, and reliability. Both the coating and the mechanism work for many years without breakdowns. The only drawback is the very high price.
- high quality workmanship;
- wear-resistant coating;
- reliable mechanisms;
- constant updating of the assortment.
- high price.
Punto door handles are distinguished by excellent quality, affordable price and rich assortment. The Chinese manufacturer makes fashionable modern fittings that appeal to the young generation of Russians. The catalog contains not only door handles, but also hinges, cylinder mechanisms, armored plates, etc. Experts note the richness of colors. The consumer is offered not only classic options (chrome, aluminum, gold, copper), but also unique colors such as coffee gloss.
Consumers are attracted by the combination of reasonable prices and high quality. You can pick up the entire collection of fittings to the door, only professionals should trust the installation. Users criticize doorknobs for dangerous sharp edges on square parts.
- high quality;
- acceptable price;
- rich assortment;
- many colors.
- installation difficulties;
- sharp corners.
The Italian brand Armadillo is distinguished by a narrow specialization. The company is engaged in the production of door fittings. And in this direction the company has managed to achieve serious success. The experts appreciated the innovative technologies for producing alloys, which were developed by the company's employees. That is why door handles have increased durability and retain their original exquisite appearance for a long time. As for the model range, the consumer is offered square and round shapes, elegant classics, imitation of antiquity and ultra-modern high-tech.
Domestic users like luxurious design, good quality and reasonable prices. The disadvantages include noise in the mechanism when opening and difficulty during installation.
- beautiful appearance;
- innovative alloys of non-ferrous metals;
- strength and durability;
- reasonable prices.
- noise in the mechanism;
- difficulties with installation.
The only German representative in our ranking is Abbel. It produces not only door handles, but also furniture fittings. The experts highlighted several advantages of the brand. This is a wide range of products, a wealth of styles, the use of high-quality and environmentally friendly materials. Most often, the manufacturer uses metals (aluminum, copper) and alloys based on iron and pollen. To develop new designs, the firm engages entire bureaus. Therefore, each doorknob has impeccable taste and refined elegance.
Domestic consumers highlight such advantages of the brand as attractive prices and good quality. Finding a suitable product will not be difficult for all categories of Russians. The disadvantages include a modest presence in the retail network.
- variety of shapes and colors;
- environmental friendliness;
- elegant design;
- acceptable prices.
- shortage of goods in stores.
The leading domestic manufacturer of door and window fittings is Palladium. The manufacturer provides a full range of services, from the development of new models and ending with warranty service. Despite the youth of the company (founded in 2000), it has already become the largest Russian supplier of fittings. The product quality meets the strictest international standards. The experts liked the beautiful appearance, practicality and durability of the door handles.
Russian consumers, along with easy installation, affordable price and attractive design, have identified some disadvantages. They even did not allow the brand to take a higher place. Noisy mechanism and poor build quality have been criticized.
- variety of styles;
- high-quality coverage;
- acceptable prices;
- noisy mechanism;
- poor build quality.
Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.