Attaching Fixtures to Concrete, Drywall, Masonry, Hollow Walls, and more
In the fastener world, Anchors are specially designed fasteners for installing and attaching fixtures of all shapes and sizes to concrete, drywall, decking, masonry, hollow walls, and more. Anchors can vary in size and shape, depending on their application purpose; an anchor designed for concrete will not work so well for drywall, for example.
How does an anchor fastener work?
This will vary WILDLY depending on the anchor. Most fastener anchors use some form of expansion to lock themselves into the base material. It's usually something at the end of the anchor that expands outward into the base material walls, either digging into the base material for masonry anchors or catching the other side of the base material for drywall and hollow wall anchors.
What is an anchor screw?
Screw anchors usually refer to self-drilling anchors, such as those found here. By design, these anchors can be installed in nearly any non-masonry wall, such as drywall or gypsum, without the need to locate a stud first. They're meant for light-weight applications and use sheet metal screws to attach fixtures to the anchor.
What are anchors used for?
Fastener anchors are used for attaching fixtures to masonry, hollow walls, concrete, drywall, or many other materials. Masonry anchors are used for securing a fixture to concrete, brick, or block and boast greater strength than other kinds of anchors. Drywall anchors are for attaching fixtures to walls without the need for a stud.
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