When I open and close my bathroom door, it catches on the floor. This makes it hard to open and close it, and also makes a really annoying sound.
What is the easiest way to stop the door from touching the floor?
If the condition has developed over time, you can try tightening all of the screws on the hinges. If any of the screws keep turning then you can replace them with longer screws so that they grip the stud behind the frame and pull the door up.
If you recently installed carpet or a new floor then you will need to plane the bottom of the door with either a hand planer or by sanding. There is also a planer attachment for the dremels which works pretty well for light jobs, and in some cases you can even do it without removing the door.
Replace the hinges with Rising Butt Hinges, These will lift the door as it is opened.
Remember not to mix right-hand hinges with left-hand hinges when using rising butt hinges.
Take the door out of the frame and shave a few millimeters off the bottom (you might need a second pair of hands to get the door in and out of the frame).
The easiest way is to pay someone to do it. Since it's a bathroom door it should be hollow and light weight and come off hinges easily. Pop the hinges and put the door up on a table. Clamp it down (preferably) and then saw the sucker off about a 1/4 inch or more depending on how low it is looking. Put the door back on hinges and you are done.
I salesperson at a hardware store in my neighborhood suggested an easy way to solve the problem, that doesn't require sanding the door. I tried it, and it works perfectly!
I took a small piece of plastic-coated electrical wire, and used pliers to shape the piece into a helix. I shoved such a piece up the barrel of each one of the door's hinges. After putting the door back, the pieces of wire inside the hinges made it a bit higher and it stopped catching on the floor.
I also made sure there is spare space between the top of the door and the frame when it was closed, so it can still be closed even when it's a bit higher.
Definitely easier than sanding!