I live in a 3 bedroom shared house and want to reduce the noise that the bathroom door makes when it closes.

I tried to find a photo of the door. It's basically a old mansion block of apartments in London. The door has a brass knob and stained glass is about an inch thick wooden. I don't know if you can picture the old type of door I am describing? It's very badly sealed. When the door is closed it makes a loud sound when the door touches the door frame, then you twist the knob and then it springs back slightly - all the doors inside the apartment are the same and this one wakes me up at night.

Any ideas?

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    sounds like the door is warped Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 12:26
  • Stained glass in a bathroom door?
    – Huesmann
    Commented Jan 15, 2023 at 14:33

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I guess you could try putting some thin foam or felt stick on pads on the inside of the door frame where the door contacts it. This should lower the sound of the wood to wood contact. If the knob hardware is also loud, try using some dry silicon spray lubricant on the moving parts and on the door hinges. Sleep well.....

  • That's what I did on my door last year. Works great. Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 12:23
  • Forgive me but I am completely useless at DIY. What is felt stick on pads - could you perhaps give me a link?
    – TheLearner
    Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 13:08
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    These pads are sold everywhere. Many brand names. They come in many sizes and shapes. You can cut them with scissors to fit. Just stop by your local hardware store, Home Depot, Lowes, Wal-Mart, they all carry one brand or another. They are also very cheap, only a couple of dollars. It would be a lot easier to just go see them . You can see what they look like at waxman.com/getProducts?category_id=37 Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 13:36
  • Aah yes now I know exactly what you are talking about. Off to Homebase next week for me :)
    – TheLearner
    Commented Apr 19, 2012 at 13:46

Get narrow weather seal and put it on the door jamb so the door never touches the wood.

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