6 responses

  1. Brad
    April 2, 2015

    It is my understanding that an eyelet is a single piece flange and tube and the end of the tube is peened over to attach it. A grommet is a two part item as described in this article. Therefore, the major difference between a grommet and an eyelet is not in the weight of the material, but in whether the hole needs to be “finished” on both sides. Grommets have a finished flange on both sides. Eyelets have a finished flange on one side only.


    • DWRead
      March 28, 2018

      I’ve heard the same: A grommet has two components, while an eyelet has one.


    • Danny Dolos
      May 26, 2018

      The main thing I needed to know… I got from you, Brad. Thank you.


    • Alex
      August 7, 2020

      Thanks for the explanation Brad. I had that impression, and you confirmed it.


    June 24, 2019

    Thanks good to know!!


  3. Antonio
    December 21, 2020

    What is best for the holes on my trainers where the laces go? Gromets or eyelets?


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