Each door in a hospital or healthcare facility serves a unique function for safety and ease of use. So, it’s no wonder why hospital door hardware requirements are in place. To comply with ADA standards or iHFG guidelines, various areas of a healthcare facility WILL require very specific parts to be installed.
Take, for instance, a patient's bathroom compared to staff restrooms. The doors must open out into the room in patient restrooms instead of swinging inward into the bathroom.
Should you choose a door knob or a door lever? It might seem like a simple task, but door hardware can make a huge impact on the style and function of your space. Unless you are an interior designer or building contractor, most people don’t put much thought into a door knob vs door lever.
Either option can be practical and functional, depending on the use of the door. There is no solitary reason why you should choose door knobs vs door levers- and vice versa. However, both have drawbacks and benefits that may be cause for choosing a lever over a knob for your home or building.