Consumers Guide to Door Kick Plates Material
A Consumers Guide to Door Kick Plates Material was created to try and answer as many questions as possible concerning Kick Plates. We sell a lot of kick plates, and are often asked many questions regarding finishes, thickness, sizing and mounting.
Kick Plates come in many finishes. In your silver tones we have Aluminum, Satin Nickel, Aluminum Diamond Plate, Polished Stainless Steel and Brushed Stainless Steel. In the gold tones we have, Polished Brass, Lifetime Polished Brass, Brushed Brass, Brushed Bronze, and Gold Aluminum. In the brown tones we have Duranodic Aluminum, Antique Brass and Oil Rubbed Bronze. We also offer Clear Plastic Door Kick Plates. And lastly, we have a Black Anodized Aluminum Kick Plate.
In the silver tones, Stainless Steel is the most popular. Stainless Steel Kick Plates come in four different versions, three in brushed or satin and one in polished. The three in brushed are all the same except for the thickness, or in kick plate terminology, gauge. We offer the Brushed Stainless Steel Door Kick PLates in 18 gauge, which is thick, 16 gauge, which is thick, and 14 gauge, which is thick. The Polished Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate is 16 gauge, or thick. Stainless steel offers one of the best material for commercial applications. They are very hard, and do not dent easily. The also offer the best corrosion resistances out there.
Sample of the Brushed Stainless Steel Kick Plates tone
The Satin Nickel is a popular finish we have been seeing the last 15 years. The Satin Nickel Door Kick Plates are a solid brass plate that is Nickel Plated and then brushed to give it the Satin or Brushed look. These plates are 16 gauge or thick.
Anodized Aluminum Door Kick Plates are the most cost effective, least expensive. The aluminum plates are 16 gauge, or thick and have a brushed or satin finish. They have an anodized finish to resist corrosion and we find these in many commercial buildings through out the United States.
Anodized Aluminum Door Kick Plate color sample
Aluminum Diamond Door Kick Plates are solid aluminum. They are 1/8 thick and have a gloss or polished finish. These plates have the Diamond pattern, and the diamonds are /8 long.
Color and Texture of the Diamond Plate Door Kick Plate
We often have people looking for Brushed Chrome or Polished Chrome, but the appearance of the two finishes next to each other is very difficult to tell which is which. Also a brushed chrome or polished chrome kick plate would be a brass plate which is then chrome plated and brushed or polished depending on the plate. Brass is a soft metal that dents easily, and also does not offer the corrosion resistance that stainless steel does. Since stainless steel is stable in any environment, they do not have to clear coat the plate.
In the gold tones we have Polished Brass, Lifetime Polished Brass, Gold Aluminum, Brushed Brass, and Brushed Brass. Polished Brass and Lifetime Polished Brass are the most common in the gold tones. The standard Polished Brass is a solid brass kick plate that is polished and then clear coated to prevent oxidation. These plates are 16 gauge or thick. A draw back of the Polished Brass Plates is oxidation. If the plate becomes scratched or dented, there is a good probability that the clear coat delaminates and moist could get under the surface. When this happens, the plate will tarnish. The brass base material is softer, so the chances of them becoming scratched or dented in commercial applications is pretty high.
The Lifetime Polished Brass Door Kick Plate has a 16 gauge ( thick) base metal, that is then plated with a artificial brass finish that is then polished. The process is called Poly Vapor Deposition or PVD, which is why we hear the name Lifetime Polished Brass Kick Plate PVD. Because the finish is an artificial brass, it does not have to be clear coated, so it will never tarnish. The Lifetime Polished Brass finish cost the same as the Solid Brass Polished Kick Plates.
Sample of the Polished Brass Kick Plates finish and color
The Brushed Brass Door Kick Plates are the same as the Polished Brass Door Kick Plates, solid brass, 16 gauge ( thick), but the surface is Satin or Brushed. The plates is then Clear Coated to prevent oxidation or tarnishing.
The Brushed Bronze Door Kick Plates are solid bronze plates that are finished in a Satin or Brushed finish and then clear coated. The Bronze Kick Plates are similar to the Brass Kick Plates, but they have more of an orange hue, were as the brass plates have a yellow hue.
Sample of the Brushed Bronze color
The Gold Aluminum Door Kick Plates have an aluminum base metal and a polished brass looking finish. These plates are only 18 guage ( thick). The surface of these plates are a brushed or satin finish. They are really inexpensive, and are what you find at big discount building centers. If you find a really inexpensive polished brass kick plate online, it is probably Gold Aluminum.
In the brown tones we have Oil Rubbed Bronze, Dark Bronze Duranodic and Antique Brass. Our Dark Bronze Oil Rubbed Bronze Door Kick Plates (US10B) are a baked on powder coat on brass base metal. We switched to this finish 5 years ago due to color variations in the US10B Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes. The US version was much lighter than the Asian version, which is where most the door hardware is made these days. The cost of Oil Rubbing was going through the roof and many platers were having issue with the environmental impact and EPA regulations in the United States. Our Oil Rubbed Kick Plates are 16 gauge () thick.
The Duranodic Aluminum Door Kick Plates are dark bronze or brown and match the Dark Brown color we find on Storefront doors. These plates have an aluminum base metal, which is 18 gauge () thick that is then Anodized in the Dark Brown Color. The Anodized Black Aluminum Door Kick Plates are the same as above, but are anodize Black. Both of these plates have a brushed or satin finish. These plates relatively inexpensive.
Sample of the Dark Bronze coloring on the Oil Rubbed Bronze and Duranodic Dk Brown Kick Plates
The last brown tone plate is Antique Brass. These plates are a solid brass plate, that is then brushed to create a satin finish. The plate is then clear coated, but the clear coat has a stain in it, which creates the brownish color. This plate is also 16 gauge () thick.
The last kick plate material we have is the Clear Plastic Door Kick Plates. These plates are thick, and are made of clear acrylic. Screw mounting is the only option on this plate, because the tape and glue would show through.
Kick Plates can be mounted by screws, two way tape, and they can be glued to the door. Our plates come standard with screw mounting. The manufacture sends #6 x 5/8 Oval Phillips Undercut Stainless Steel screws, unless you are ordering a Brass, Bronze or Antique Plate, in that case they ship a matching #6 screw. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between will have 10 holes for plates up to 33 and 12 holes for plates between 33 and 40.
You can order these plates with tape mounting, but on larger plates and especially plates with a stainless steel base metal, it is not recommended. Stainless Steel plates are too heavy and they most likely will not stick. We can also ship them with no holes, if you want to drill your own holes. This is fine on the Brass and Aluminum base metals, but again Stainless Steel is very hard and a drill press would be recommended. You can glue them on, I would recommend liquid nails, and some C Clamps with the door on saw horses.
The Sizing of Kick Plates is personal preference. Some people leave a half inch on the sides and bottom, some people cover the complete bottom of the door. The people who cover the complete bottom of the door are usually trying to hide lamination, rust or rotting issues with there doors. Either way it is personal preference. One thing I would add is to check your door and make sure the new plate does not interfere with the jamb stop. The jamb stop is the molding on the door frame the stops the door from swinging through the opening.
We do not stock any of these kick plates, we custom order all of them. We can make any size plate you would like down to a 1/16 tolerance. The plates on our web sites are more of the standard sizes, if you need a custom size just post the dimension you would like, and we will send you quote. The lead time on custom plates will only be a day or two longer.
Upon receiving your new kick plates, if you order them from us, you will find the plate in a box with a piece of wood for support in shipping. The plates are wrapped in a craft paper, and you will find the mounting screws in the triangular ends of the craft paper, if you opted for the screw mounting. The Plates will also have a White or Clear plastic film over the plates. This film is designed to protect the plate during shipment and manufacturing. To remove the film, scratch at the corners of the plate and remove. If the film is left on it will yellow and if in direct sunlight, adhere to the plate and will become almost impossible to remove. The film coating is one of the largest issues customers have upon receiving the new plates, many customers have said the finish is awful, but upon removing say how perfect they are!
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Outfitting Your Door with a Stylish & Protective Kick Plate
We have all done it. Arms loaded with groceries, we kick the door open with our foot, leaving a scuff mark on the surface. Over time, scratches and dents accumulate, making it look worse for wear. The solution to this problem is a kick plate, a sheet of metal mounted across the bottom rail of your door.
Too often, kickplates are an afterthought, installed to cover unsightly marks. Given the wide range of materials and finishes available today, they can also be an attractive contribution to the exterior of your home. Along with the door set and hinges, a kick plate is an essential component of a well-accessorized front door.
Simple as they may seem, there are several factors in choosing a kick plate: material, finish, environment, mounting type, and size. Read about the options below to help you find just the right combination for your home.
Material & Finish Options
The first thing to consider when choosing a kick plate is the style of your home. Kickplates with a rough-textured surface go well with rustic or old-world inspired looks. Gleaming polished brass is typically paired with traditional styles. Stainless steel is more modern and goes well with mid-century or contemporary designs. While there are no hard and fast rules, choosing a kick plate that coordinates with the finish on your door set is a safe way to go.
The environment surrounding your door should also be a factor in what material you choose. A kickplate fully exposed to harsh weather conditions needs to be more durable than one protected by a covered porch. If you are on the coast, a kick plate resistant to corrosion is essential. Finding the right combination of finish and material for your unique situation is key to your new kickplate looking good and holding up for years to come.
- Solid Brass. A traditional favorite, brass is durable and non-rusting. The bright polished and antique brass finishes are ideal paired with colonial or classically styled door hardware. Choose the satin nickel finish for a more modern look.
- Steel. This hardworking metal is abrasion resistant and comes in a wide range of finishes. The brushed stainless and polished steel coordinate well with more modern hardware looks. The PVD “brass” finish is virtually impervious to weather and is ideal for harsh coastal environments. Weathered rust & weathered black offer a more rustic look for craftsman, romantic or mountain homes.
- Iron. The rough, textured look of cast iron is ideal for English Tudor, Spanish or other romantic revival style homes. This black finish also pairs well with hand-forged colonial iron hardware.
- Aluminum. Economical, light weight and highly corrosion-resistant, aluminum is a good all-around choice. The very popular oil-rubbed bronze finish coordinates with many styles of door sets and goes especially well with Arts & Crafts style homes.
How to Determine the Right Size
Determining the width of your kick plate is relatively simple. An easy rule of thumb is that the kick plate should be 2" narrower than the door itself. This keeps the kick plate from touching the jamb, which would prevent the door from closing tightly within the frame.
The above method will leave a narrow strip of door visible on either side of the kick plate. If you want the plate to run the full width of the door measure from outside when the door is closed, getting as close to the inside edge of the frame as possible. Another option is to align the kickplate with the width of the center panel or the entry set above. It is a good idea to create a paper or cardboard template to test out the size before ordering.
Standard kickplates are typically offered in a 6" or 8" height. For maximum protection, the height of a kickplate should cover most of the bottom rail. If you need a larger height or width, custom sizes are available by special order.
The method of mounting your kickplate is largely dependent on the material your door is made of. If you are purchasing kickplates for more than one door, you may need a different mounting option for each. Read below to determine which works best for your home.
- Screw Mount - for wood doors. The most secure mounting option, wood screws at the corners and sides, hold your kick plate firmly in place. Predrilling for screws is required.
- Magnetic Mount - for steel doors. A flexible magnetic sheet adhered to the metal plate keeps your kick plate in place. Over time the kick plate may slip out of alignment and need to be repositioned. Magnetically mounted plates are easily removed without leaving any marks.
- Adhesive Mount - for fiberglass, wood and metal doors. Peel and stick adhesive on the back holds this type of kick plate to any door surface. Primarily intended for fiberglass doors, it is also a good option for wood doors you do not want mar with additional screw holes.
Kick Plates Beyond the Front Door
While a front door is the most common application for a kick plate, you can add one to any door that sees significant traffic. A kickplate on the swinging door between your dining room and kitchen, or on a spring-loaded door from your garage into the house, gives you a safe place to push the door open with your foot while your hands are full.
A kick plate can also be mounted vertically on doors or gates prone to damage from cats and dogs. When your pet scratches at the door to go in or out, they can do so without marring the surface. A kickplate narrow enough to fit onto a vertical door stile will generally need to be special ordered.
Kickplates are also a must-have in busy public and commercial settings, such as restaurants, schools, churches, government buildings and retail stores. The convenience of opening a door with your foot, as well as the wear-and-tear saved on doors, is incalculable.
Whether you are replacing an existing kick plate or adding one for the first time, you will find all the styles and finishes you need here. If you have questions or would like help with your selection, contact our friendly hardware specialists at
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Satin Nickel Door Kick Plate
The Satin Nickel is a popular finish we have been seeing the last 15 years. The Satin Nickel Door Kick Plates are a solid brass plate that is Nickel Plated and then brushed to give it the Satin or Brushed look. These plates are 16 gauge or ″ thick.
Our plates come standard with screw mounting. The manufacture sends #6 x 5/8″ Oval Phillips Undercut Stainless Steel screws. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between ″ will have 10 holes for plates up to 33″ and 12 holes for plates between 33 and 40″. You can order these plates with tape mounting, but on larger plates, it is not recommended, the plates are too heavy and they most likely will not stick. We can also ship them with no holes, if you want to drill your own holes. You can glue them on, I would recommend liquid nails, and come C Clamps with the door on saw horses.
Custom sizes available starting around $ per square inch depending quantity
Please allow 1 week shipping time
Satin Nickel Kick Plate
Add a Beautiful Accent and Protect Your Door
The cost of replacing a door in your home can be extremely expensive. Protect that investment with a durable anodized aluminum kick plate. Doors see a lot of use in the home. They get kicked and scuffed frequently, especially if you have pets. Dogs frequently like to scratch at the base of the door. This is a very cost effective and simple solution to protect your home and avoid costly repairs.
Our clear finish is a silver aluminum with a polished satin look and feel. Perfect for an interior door or exterior door and looks great on a wood door or metal door. Works great as a dog scratch door protector and helps door reinforcement.
Quality You Can See and Feel
You will see the quality of all KRON kick plates. Our products are manufactured here in the USA, using the highest quality materials from start to finish. From precision holes, to selecting the ideal screws, ease of use and installation of our kick plates, and extensive product testing. We build each product to make it the best, and to use it ourselves. We take pride in what we create, and know that you will see it in the products you purchase.
- Material: Anodized Aluminum
- Finish: Satin Nickel
- Size: 34L x 8W inches
- Thickness: 18ga
- Comes in Recycled Cardboard Packaging with additional PVC film on the kick plate for protection
- Easy Installation Instructions
- Sizing: This kick plate is made to fit a 36” width door.
The last kick plate you ever have to buy! We are so confident of the quality of our stainless steel kick plates that we offer a limited lifetime manufacturer guarantee.
If you are unhappy in any way we will replace them free of charge so this is the last kick plate you will ever need to buy. Just scroll up and click add to cart to see for yourself.
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Satin Nickel Kick Plate - 8 X 34 - Brushed Nickel Door Kick Plate Looks Great and adds Scratch Protection - Exterior or Interior Door Protection - Door Plate - Commercial Grade Kickplates
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- PROUDLY MADE IN THE USA - All of our durable high quality Satin Nickel door kick plates are manufactured in Denver Colorado
- 18G ANODIZE ALUMINUM - The entire kickplate is made from anodized aluminum with a Satin Nickel finish; anodized aluminum kickplates are extremely durable and high quality.
- COMMERCIAL GRADE SCREWS - We use high quality commercial grade screws to prevent stripping for an easy screw mount application
- EASY INSTALLATION - Easy to follow instructions and quality packaging insures your kick plate will go up quickly and easily on your door; each kick plates finish side is also protected by a PVC film for an additional layer of protection
- OUR PROMISE TO YOU - at KRON we are so confident of the quality of our premium quality door kick plates that we offer a limited lifetime manufacturer guarantee; if you are unhappy in any way we will replace it so this kick plate is last one you ever buy
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Satin Nickel Kick Plate - 8 X 34 - Brushed Nickel Door Kick Plate Looks Great and adds Scratch Protection - Exterior or Interior Door Protection - Door Plate - Commercial Grade Kickplates
Customer Questions & Answers
- Question: Does the oil rubbed bronze look as black in person as it does in the description photo? Especially if it were against a black door?
Answer: Yes, the oil rubbed bronze kick plate looks black in person.
- Question: will screen magnets stick to kick plate
Answer: Not sure. I used the small screws that came with it to install mine.
- Question: I have a 24” door. How easy is it to cut it? Which tool to use?
Answer: I have not cut one, but i have one that I was thinking about cutting. I think it would be fairly easy.
- Question: Is this paintable?
Answer: I did not paint mine, so I am unable to answer this question. It is oil rubbed, so not sure how it would hold up.
- Question: Can you install this kick plate on a fiberglass exterior front door?
Answer: I don’t think I would screw the screws into a fiberglass door. I would prefer maybe using some sort of adhesive.
- Question: Are the screw holes pre drilled on the plate? I am rrplacing one the same size with 10 holes, this looks like it has 12
Answer: The one I have has 12 pre-drilled holes, but the only problem I can see is if the size of the two kick panels are not the same overall siz
- Question: grade stainless steel?
Answer: It appears to be more weather resistant than the food-grade. I won't pickle it to verify, however. My customer is completely satisfied with its durability and installed look.
- Question: What is height of kick plate
Answer: It is 8" high.
- Question: Will scratches show easily on the stainless steel kick plate?
Answer: I’ve only had my door kick plate a few months, and I see no scratches or marks on the plate. The door plate comes with a protective peel off sheeting that prevents scratches during shipping.
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Nice product but it was bent on the corner when it arrived
This was a good deal, good service, and good quality. Exactly what we wanted.
Not what I expected
The kick plate came bend and I found it to be very thin and cheap feeling. Having installed many kick plates in my 30 years of construction this one was the thinnest one ever. Never again!
Protect Your Property
Just what we needed to protect the Tradesmen’s entryway after all our work remodeling.
Great product. Perfect fit.
Great product. Perfect fit.
do not know
Where are the screws that are supposed to be part of the door kick plate. I looked. I am unable to rate the product until I install it. Please send the screws.
That the product is good as shown in photos.
I purchased 6 of these items, ordered too many, anyway, I canceled two of them before they left warehouse. When my installer open the other 4 boxes, all of them was bent at the corners. Not at all satisfied with these items, will be sending them b ack today with a note inside box informing them not to send them to others because i don't want them to be disappointed as I am.!!!!!
Just put onlook great with matching hardware. Too early to tell how they will hold up.
Good product- poor handling during shipping
I like these. Looks great. The four that came, three of them had bent corners. I know it was from the shipping process. I was able to bend them back but I almost sent them back out of principal. I would suggest adding more padding to the box. Otherwise, they went on easy.
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