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What sizes do door kick plates come in?

What sizes do door kick plates come in?

Standard kickplate heights are 6″ and 8″. If you have a lot of room below your design panels, it’s really just your personal preference as to the size. If you want a custom width or height, contact us to order a custom kickplate.

Should I put a kick plate on my front door?

Kick plates are not necessary but they are a great feature to protect the surface of the door. It will not only protect the finish of your door from scuff marks and scratches but it gives the door an additional little design touch, just make sure to choose one that complements the design of your door.

What is the purpose of a door kick plate?

Door kick plates are a sheet of material attached to the bottom of your door to protect it from damage. They get their name from when people kick the door open when they have their hands full. So this is why you’ll see them in commercial and public buildings.

Do you put kick plates on both sides of the door?

You can install kick plates on both sides of the door if you wish, and enjoy the custom look and protection whether inside or outside.

What is the difference between a kick plate and a mop plate?

The ONLY difference between Mop Plates, Kick Plates, and Armor Plates is the HEIGHT. Don’t forget we have a standard quantity discount of 10% for quantities of 20 or more. Please contact us for quantities above 50.

Can Kick plates be cut to size?

Although you can cut most kick plates down to fit your door, it’s quicker and easier to measure the door before you order the plate so you get the right size. Many kick plate manufacturers make custom-sized plates at no additional charge.

Which side of a door do kick plates go on?

push side
A kick plate is installed at the bottom of the door on the push side and ranges in height from 8” to 16”. This style of protection plate is the most common form of commercial door protection.

What side of door does mop plate go on?

Mop plates are installed on the pull-side of the door. Since the pull-side of the door usually doesn’t receive the abuse of feet or carts, a smaller plate is installed to take the bumps and dings from mops or vacuum cleaners. Mop plates are typically 6″ tall, but also come in 4″ and 8″ heights.

Do kick plates need to be fire rated?

Fire-rated doors should have approved protective plates (i.e. fire-rated kick plates) no greater than 16 inches from the bottom of the door unless they have a rating label. The Joint Commission uses NFPA 80 (2010) 6.4.

How do you make a kick plate for a door?


  1. Measure the area of your door where you want to apply your kick plate.
  2. Mark and cut your aluminum sheet to size.
  3. Use a foam paint brush to apply your DAP Gel Contact Cement to the back of your aluminum sheet AND to the corresponding area on your door.

How high should a kick plate be on a door?

Measure the height from the bottom of the door to the bottom of the first decorative panel or inset on the door. Subtract 1 inch from the total to allow 1/2 inch of clearance on the top and bottom of the kick plate. Standard kick plates are either 6 or 8 inches tall.

What side of a door does a kick plate go on?

What’s the difference between a kick plate and a mop plate?

Can you put a kick plate on a fire door?

What can I use for a kick plate?

How to Make a DIY Kick Plate (and attach it without using screws)

  • Decorative aluminum sheet that is at least as wide as your door. I used this exact aluminum sheet , which we actually had leftover from another project.
  • DAP Gel Contact Cement.
  • Tin snips.
  • Foam paint brush.
  • Rigid brayer.

How to install a kick plate?

Installing toe kick longest piece first. If you’ve installed trim before you know one trick is to always install the longest piece first.

  • Cut the toe kick to length. After you’ve set the toe kick in the right spots and are ready to start assembling it’s time to start cutting.
  • Rough fit the kick.
  • Installing the kick to the cabinet.
  • How to attach kick plate?

    Tape measure

  • Paint or stain
  • Miter saw
  • Hand-held planer
  • Finishing nails
  • Hammer
  • Nail setter
  • Wood putty
  • How to install kick plates on steel doors?

    Place the kick plate against the bottom of the door,centering it approximately two inches up from the bottom edge.

  • Mark the location of the four corner screw holes with a pencil. Set the kick plate aside.
  • Drill a 3/4-inch deep hole through each marked location on the door.
  • What size is a door kick plate?

    Decorative aluminum sheet that is at least as wide as your door I used this exact aluminum sheet,which we actually had leftover from another project

  • DAP Gel Contact Cement
  • Tin snips
  • Foam paint brush
  • Rigid brayer
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