What’s the Difference? Cylindrical Locks vs. Mortise Locks

In this week’s blog, we explore the differences and applications between two types of locks commonly used in commercial construction environments: cylindrical and mortise.

Special thanks to Mike Morse, a LaForce Building Products Consultant, and Bill Nusbaum, LaForce’s Architectural Services Manager.

Cylindrical Lock Example:

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Mortise Lock Example: 

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As you read through this chart, make sure you reference our handy Glossary for any unfamiliar terminology! Click the image for a full version. 

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One thought on “What’s the Difference? Cylindrical Locks vs. Mortise Locks

  1. Thanks for explaining helping me learn more about cylindrical locks and mortise locks. You mentioned in the inforgraph that cylindrical locks can actually come in different door thicknesses. This sounds really ideal especially if you want to have a lot of thick doors on the property.

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