Manufacturer Comparison: EZ-Set VS Schlage

Posted on 09.3.15

Looking for stylish, durable and affordable hardware? We're breaking down the differences between two of our top selling manufacturers: Schlage & EZ-Set.

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When shopping for hardware for your home it can be hard to decide which brand will offer you the best mix of style, durability and security you are looking for. With so many options to choose from the process can begin to seem a bit daunting. In an effort to clear up some of the confusion we are breaking down the difference between two customer favorites, EZ-Set and Schlage!

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Design Variety 

Luckily, both of these brands offer a number of handlesets, knobs, levers and deadbolts designs to choose from. Designed with both modern and classic tastes in mind, both EZ-Set and Schlage have a range of products to choose from allowing you to easy outfit your entire home. This way everything from your front door to your bathroom faucet can have the same cohesive look and feel. In our opinion, it is the little details like door hardware that can really tie your home together and give it a brand new look! 

Standardized for Every Home

Another great thing about EZ-Set and Schlage is that both of the brands were careful to design all their door hardware to fit with the standardized door specifications so you do not have to change a thing. You can simply order your hardware and install it the moment it arrives. Learn more about standard door preparation using our in-depth guide.


Schlage offers shoppers a variety of finishes available in black, brass, bronze, chrome, nickel, pewter and steel. Fortunately, EZ-Set also offers shoppers the same seven finishes making it easy to find hardware that fits your home’s unique style. So whether you are looking for something more modern, or a little rustic, both brands have got you covered with a number of equally stylish finishes to choose from. 

Durability and Safety 

While we appreciate stylish design as much as the next shopper we understand that nothing is more important that durability and safety. When it comes to safety EZ-Set and Schlage products are both put through rigorous testing to ensure the safety and durability of each piece of hardware.  


What truly set these two brands apart is price. EZ-Set is significantly lower in price despite matching Schlage in both style and durability. If you are on a budget or simply looking to cut costs where you can EZ-Set presents an equally safe, stylish and dependable option that you can outfit your entire home with. At Unhinge we are all about helping you find the highest quality product at the lowest price possible so you do not end up running up a bill on a quick weekend DIY project. 


Both EZ-Set and Schlage offer customers a Lifetime warranty that guarantees both the mechanics and finish of each product. It really does not get any better than this. Warranties, especially on product details like finishes are a great way to work around the wear and tear that naturally occurs over the years. While it is rare that products from either of these brands will give you any trouble, it is always nice to have the Lifetime warranty just in case. At Unhinge, we offer a 5-year warranty on all EZ-Set products so you can feel confident in your purchase from day one. 

When taking a closer look at EZ-Set and Schlage it becomes clear that aside from price point the two brands equal each other in almost every aspect. We have found that EZ-Set products are often 50% less expensive than Schlage. With that in mind, shop around to find the products you love knowing you can feel confident in the quality of each option!

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