I'm in the process of picking hinges for the interior solid core contemporary slab doors I am about to hang in my house. My doors are 1-3/4" thick, 80" in height and range from 26" to 33" wide. I understand I should use 3 hinges per door, but am not sure if I should use 4 or 4-1/2" hinges as both seem to be recommended for this dimension and type of door depending on where I look.
Also, I've been reading about ball-bearing vs plain bearing hinges. Ball-bearing appear to be better but are they necessary on these doors? Are they overkill? Looking on the net just to find approximate pricing I've also noticed that I can find plain bearing hinges that are more expensive than ball-bearing and vice versa. (I'm going for a satin nickel or brushed stainless look). There seems to be no rhyme or reason. I'd like to buy them at t retail location in the GTA (not a big box store) and am also wondering if someone can provide some sources and recommended brands where maybe the contractors buy them. I hear Baldwin is good but they are expensive.