The Glamorous World of Rubber Door Stoppers

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At Home Fixated, we sometimes write about sleek, high-tech, high-power, sensational tools and products for the home and job site. This review does NOT fall into that category. Instead, we’ll give a recommendation for a field-tested rubber door stopper that works better than any others we’ve tried (with one caveat). If you have ever been plagued by doors slamming like a gunshot thanks to the wind, drafts, irritated spouses, or pesky teenagers, you’ll definitely want to read up on our review of the Weeyee rubber door stopper.

I consider myself an ideal target demographic for door stoppers for two reasons:

  1. We have a swinging door in our kitchen that is absolutely terrifying. The only way to to make sure it’s not going to seriously injure someone is with a very secure door stop.
  2. I’m a San Diego real estate agent and regularly hold open houses. Inevitably I need to keep multiple doors open in a variety of highly breezy situations. Here in San Diego, breezes are considered “weather.”
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The rubber door stopper seen restraining our swinging door of terror.

The problem with most rubber door stoppers is that they fail in one minor area: stopping doors. Most are made from hard materials and getting them to wedge under a door and actually keep it in place is nearly impossible. The usual process is jam a door stopper under the door, and then watch as the door slides across the floor, taking the helpless door stopper with it.

After trying several varieties of rubber door stoppers, I wound up with the Weeyee Large Door Stopper. It may be made by other brands too, including KM, but the Weeyee model is the most fun to say. This particular model is made from very grippy, flexible rubber. It is also designed with a significant gap underneath it. This gap lets you bend the rubber door stopper in the middle, slide it under the door, and then release it so the stop is actually providing up/down pressure between the bottom of the door and the floor. Long story somewhat short, the Weeyee rubber door stopper actually stops doors.

The top actually grips the door. . .
And the bottom actually grips the floor. These two forces result in a rubber door stopper that actually works!

Thanks to the Weeyee rubber door stopper, I’m able to keep our swinging door from doubling as a guillotine and I’m able to keep the front door open at my open houses, regardless of how breezy it is. The only real caveat to this endorsement is that if you have a door with a very tight gap underneath it. In those scenarios, not much of this particular stopper can get under the door, which then limits its holding power significantly. So if you’re looking to stop a door with a minimal gap underneath it, you might want to try something like the Wedge-It, which can be used on the hinge side of the door.

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Showing optimal door gap height. Photo – Amazon

I keep several of these in my real estate “go bag” and I gifted one to my daughter’s teacher after watching her struggle with a flimsy plastic door stopper that might as well have been called a “plastic door slide.”

Despite our great experience with it, the Weeyee Large Door Stopper is buried pages into the search results on Amazon. However you can find it for just under $10 via the link below. Now go put your doors in place and keep ’em there!

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About Marc Lyman

Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.

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