What is a Continuous Hinge?

What is a Continuous Hinge?

Continuous hinges are used on piano lids to support the weight while maintaining smooth function so as not to disturb the delicate contents within the instrument, thus the common reference of a continuous hinge as a “piano hinge.”


We’re excited to announce a new product line at Hinge Outlet: The Continuous Hinge, often referred to as a Piano Hinge. Continuous hinges run the entire length of the door, panel, or box, providing maximum, uniform support for the heaviest of doors.

What does a continuous hinge look like?

Continuous hinges are long and straight, with two even sides, making them easy to install and align. Continuous hinges are extremely durable, with various thicknesses, finishes, pin diameters, knuckle lengths, and with or without holes for maximum customizability. 

Hinge Outlet Continuous Hinges are available in up to three finishes, depending on your door style and required hinge length and thickness.

  • Nickel
  • Stainless Steel
  • Brass

Hinge Outlet’s Continuous Hinge Collection begins at 12 inches in length, with a range of sizes available up to 72 inches, and hinge thickness variations spanning 1 1/16” all the way to 3 inches.

Besides on pianos, where are continuous hinges used?

Like a piano lid, continuous hinges help support the weight of heavy doors, even in the open position. Other common continuous hinge applications include:

  • Sheet metal work
  • Barn doors
  • Warehouse doors
  • Blast doors
  • Tool boxes
  • Electrical door

About HingeOutlet.com

For more than a decade, HingeOutlet.com has delivered the highest quality door hinges at the best possible prices. We offer the largest selection of residential, commercial, heavy duty, and marine door hinges online, as well as door accessories like wood screws, door hinge stops, ball catches, flush bolts, and more. In addition to our premium product offering from the world’s leading hinge manufacturers, HingeOutlet.com manufactures a custom line of door hinge products. Join our mailing list to be the first to learn about new product offerings and gain VIP access to sales and special offers.

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