Things To Consider When Choosing Floor Vents

    

Wood floor vents and registers can be used in any home and range from the simple, more “affordable” floor vents to the premium, single-block-of-wood heat vent. There are other floor vents that might be appealing in the home, such as a variety of metal floor vents. There are traditional styles and very ornate floor vents as well. The right one for your home will depend on various things like your own personal tastes or what will function best. If you have kids or pets, you might not want to get floor vents that will pose a threat to them.

Metal floor vents are designed specifically and carefully to function well and to last for years. These floor vents are very sturdy and should be able to handle any heat. In some cases, it might be more difficult to find floor vents that fit in an unusual duct opening dimension. Many companies carry the standard dimensions as well are some very obscure ones. If need be, you might have to find a company that can custom make the floor vents to fit your particular vent.

Whether you choose to use wood floor vents of metal floor vents, there are certain precautions that you have to consider before you decide on any particular one. When shopping for floor vents, you should be aware that function should be the top priority in your decision-making.

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How to Purchase a Correctly Sized Floor Register

By Samuel Crasnick

 

What is a Floor Register?

There is often some great confusion when it comes to floor registers. There happen to be plenty of synonyms for them. Here’s a list of some other common terms you may have heard floor registers referred to as:

Floor Registers are the grates you often see that are attached to the end of an air duct. Their purpose is to control the amount of air flow into a room. Most commonly, floor registers are found on the floor, toward the wall. However, there are variations that can be installed on the wall or ceiling. These are known as wall registers and ceiling registers respectively.

How a Floor Register Works

There are two main components to a floor register. The grate is the first part, which serves mostly as decoration. It also keeps things from falling into an air duct. The damper box is the second part of a floor register. The function of the damper box is to control the air flow. This is done using a lever that connects to the damper box and extends out to the grate. For wall or ceiling registers, there will be small holes on the grate to keep it secure.

Floor Register Measurement

Measuring your opening size is your first step. The opening size is the hole in the floor (or wall/ceiling, etc.) in which you will fit the floor register. You will use this measurement for the size of the damper box. The grate itself overlaps with the damper box slightly, so it becomes flush with the floor. Usually, the grate will extend about 1.25 ” past the opening. The grate size varies, but the opening size is the more crucial measurement. So, for instance, if your opening size is 6″ x 10″, you’re grille size will be around 7.25″ x 11.25″.

Where to Get Floor Registers

There are plenty of online sources to pick up a few floor registers for your home decoration project. Hopefully, after reading this guide you’ll be able to confidently order the correct size. Sometimes you’ll find that you can not find your particular size floor register. Luckily, many manufacturers offer custom floor registers to match your size.

 

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Happy Venting!

Besides being depositories for the kids uneaten broccoli, floor grates, or vents, do much more than control the release of forced air to the room.  These home hardware accessories can be some of the most beautiful and decorative items you install in your home.

Metal Vent

Metal Vent

There are many types of floor grates on the market that can create different looks in the home.  You can complete, or create, the look you prefer with the simple addition of a decorative, yet functional, vent.  The choice of floor grates is numerous, whether you are looking for something in wood or something made of metal. 

Victorian

Victorian

Many people prefer wood floor vents when they have hard wood floors, because they put the finishing touch on the look and feel of the flooring. There are even wood floor vents that can mesh right in with the floor level and be vacuumed over without any problems.  Wood floor vents come in red oak, white oak, ash, maple, birch, hickory, southern yellow pine, white pine, birch, and countless other varieties – even unfinished. Floor registers might also come in more exotic woods such as walnut, cherry, genuine mahogany, quartersawn red oak, white oak, red birch, bamboo, or teak for an additional charge.  Metal floor vents are another option, which create a beautiful contrasting look for hard wood floors or carpeting. Metal floor vents often come in brass, cast iron, satin nickel, oil rubbed bronze, aluminum, and other decorative metals.

Wood Flush-Vent

Wood Flush-Vent

When you want to purchase floor grates, whether they are metal or wood, order the proper type of vent. Consider whether the vents in your home or office are wall, ceiling, or floor vents.  Above all, it is very important to measure the size of the duct opening more than once. The measurement of the wood or metal floor vents refers to the duct opening size. If you get 4 x 10 metal floor vents, for example, the duct opening is approximately 4 inches by 10 inches, but the overall dimensions will probably be closer to 5 1/4 inches by 11 1/4 inches.  

Our last piece of advice is to choose a vent that is easily cleaned and maintained.  Brocolli tends to smell bad if you leave it down there too long.