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What is meant by Threshold?

When discussing vertical platform lifts, the word ‘threshold’ is used to describe the area directly below a lift door or gate. In the home, a door-threshold will be a piece of wood or stone that is referred to as a doorsill and forms a small step designed to halt the ingress of water or drafts. However, in the Platform Lift industry, the word threshold is used much more generally, to simply describe the general area where a vertical face (wall) meets a horizontal plain (floor).

Author: Nick Dade. Sales Director (Level Access Lifts Ltd).
Disclaimer: The views and opinions expressed within this Education Centre are solely those of the original author/s. These views and opinions do not necessarily represent those of any given lift manufacturer or lift industry association.
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