Hinges are an integral part of any door as they serve as its anchor. It enables the door movement up to certain angles depending on if the door opens outside or inside. So, they work like joints of the door. The hinges can be made of different materials. They are broadly classified into two types- mortise hinges and non-mortise hinges. However, there are various types of hinges such as barrel, butt, pivot, heavy duty, and more, which can be mortise or non-mortise depending on their application and user preference. This post will help you understand the difference between mortise and non-mortise hinges on the basis of their definitions, basic structure, and applications.