What are furniture magnets and what types are there?

The introduction of magnets in furniture every day we see it more and more often, most of the applications of magnets in furniture are used to facilitate our daily tasks. The most used magnets are:

  • Rectangular magnets on sheet metal: this type of magnets are used for metal furniture.

  • Locking magnets: this type of magnet is one of the most widely used since they are used for door applications.

  • Recessed or snap-on magnets: this type of magnet is press-fitted and are notable for their small magnets.

Furniture magnets are magnetic accessories that facilitate the operation of furniture. This type of magnets are intended for several uses such as: keeping doors and cabinets closed. Depending on the function we want to cover, there is a type of magnets or others. However, the most used magnet in furniture are the neodymium magnets due to their endless number of characteristics.

What types of magnets are there?

Using magnets on furniture brings us many advantages such as ease of installation and long-term performance. Magnets for furniture according to their function can be classified into:

  • Magnets for furniture doors: the magnets implemented in the doors can function as a lock or as a stopper. In the case that we destine it for the closing of this one it facilitates and assures a closing. However, if we use it as a stopper, this will avoid the wear of the friction or involuntary blows of the door with the wall. In addition to these functions, they can also perform the function of opening thanks to its magnet attraction force that will prevent the door from slamming or closing. In the case that the magnet makes the opening function, these are more comfortable than other types of magnets, this will be safer and will avoid the noise.

  • Magnets for furniture as a magnetic lock for cabinets or drawers: A magnetic lock is a magnetized element that enables secure locking. Magnetic locks have a silent operation as well as a smooth closing. There are types of magnetic locks: locking magnets, adjustable, snap-on, magnetic ferrite profiles. Magnetic locks are activated at the moment when the electric current passes, and when the current is deactivated, the door can be opened.

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