door kick plates are a practical as well as protective addition to the home entrance.
Door kick plates are produced of .050 thick metal. Each is finished to strict standards for long life and added beauty. A door kick plate combined with a matching door knocker and entrance set creates a striking doorway.
Door Kick Plates Are Shipped Directly From The Manufacturer and Cannot Be Shipped To A PO Box.
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Brass door kick plates available in these finishes:
Polished Brass, Antique Brass, Satin Nickel
Easy to install using one of our three mounting methods.
Screw Mount (standard)
Adhesive Mount (additional cost)
Magnetic Mount (additional cost)
Finish and mounting choices are made in shopping cart.
Kick plates are installed on the lower section of the door primarily to prevent damage caused by people passing through. A beneficial secondary purpose is that it adds beauty and decoration to the doorway. A door kick plate that matches the other door hardware is a very attractive addition to the entranceway.
It is attached to the lower portion of the door by either screws, adhesive or magnetic material for steel doors.
The kick plate should be purchased at least 2" shorter that the door is wide. It is important that it does not interfere with the door stops or weather stripping surrounding the door. 2" shorter allows approximately 1" on either side of clearance.
You must also allow room at the bottom of the door so the kick plate does not come into contact with the sill. It is best to measure the closed door dimensions on the side with the door stops and any weather stripping to be sure your kick plate does not interfere with the operation of the door.
The usual practice is to allow the same amount of room at the bottom of the door as is at the sides. This allows a uniform appearance on the door.
The common mounting method is with screws for wood doors. I like to use tacks lightly stuck through the corner holes into the wood to get the kick plate properly located. I can then put screws in the inner holes and them replace the tacks with screws last.
Adhesive mount is the most difficult. You must have the plate properly located right from the get-go, you may not get another chance once the adhesive comes into contact with the door.
The easiest mount is the magnetic. This only works on steel doors. Because it is easy to stick on it is also easy to steal so you may want to think about this if things come up missing in your neck of the woods.
We offer door kick plates in two heights, 6" and 8" and in four lengths, 28" 30" 32" and 34". This range will cover most residential doors in use today.
Door kick plates are specially packaged to prevent damage in shipping. They have a clear protective plastic film on the front side that must be removed during or after installation.