Cabinet catches not only keep doors closed, but they prevent the door from sagging due to prolonged use. They come is several varieties including roller spring and magnetic. Choose the right catch for your installation according to the type of door and your personal choice.
Roller spring catches are available with a single or a double roller. They operate quietly and are easy to install on most door and frame designs.
The single-roller design is ideal for doors that slide open, such as a closet or pull-out drawers, because the roller goes over the lip in the catch to operate.
The double-roller version typically has a strike installed on the door that goes into, or around, the catch that is installed on surface of the cabinet.
Magnetic catches range in pull from 8-40 lbs. The holding power is greatly reduced if only part of the magnet makes contact with the strike. Therefore they must be installed carefully to properly align the catch and the strike. Quality magnetic catches feature a floating or self-adjusting action to ensure proper alignment and contact. These are best for cabinet doors in the kitchen, bath or other furniture pieces.