Kick Plates

Kick Plates are available in a variety of materials including aluminum, stainless steel, polished stainless steel, polished aluminum diamond plate, satin nickel, brushed solid brass, polished solid brass, life time polished brass, polished aluminum brass, brushed bronze, oil rubbed bronze, duranodic aluminum (dark bronze), anodized satin black, and clear acrylic plastic. Our kick plates can be mounted by matching finish screws, blank, or two–way tape. They are available in any size and orders usually ship within 7–10 days.

If you are looking to renovate an existing property or have a new construction project requiring new kick plates, we can help with the material selection process, size, and mounting.

History of Kick Plates

Kick plates have been used for over 200 years to decorate, protect, and hide damage on doors. We sometimes hear them called Mop Plates or Armor Plates. Either way, they are all the same thing, the only difference might be the size.

You can use kick plates to add a decorative element to your door. Choosing the correct accent finish really finishes off the front of houses. They also offer an element of protection, especially if people are bringing in material on hand trucks. And lastly, they are really good at hiding damage from dry rot or doors that are delaminating.

Most of the Kick Plates we sell are 16 gauge, which is .050” thick, with the screw mounting. However, we can get other thicknesses and types of mounting.

Material Options for Kick Plates

Aluminum Kick Plates – Our aluminum plates are a satin or brushed finish. The metal is anodized to prevent oxidation and tarnishing. They are the least expensive of all the materials and lightweight which lowers the shipping cost. One small drawback is the material is porous and dirt can get in there, meaning it will have to be cleaned occasionally. The aluminum stock is cut to size with 4 beveled edges and is 18 gauge thick (.040”). This material was very popular in the 1960’s and 1970’s in schools and churches. This finish is sometimes called US28.

Stainless Steel Kick Plates – We offer our stainless steel plates in three different thicknesses, and two different finishes. We have the brushed or satin finish in 14, 16 and 18 gauge thick, which are .060”, .050” and .040” respectively. We only offer the Polished Stainless Steel in one thickness, which is 16 gauge, .050”. The polished finish is a perfect match for polished chrome, with the added benefit of being much stronger. Polished chrome is usually a solid brass plate that is plated with chrome and then polished, but stainless is much denser than brass and will be much stronger and dent resistant. This finish is also called US32D, and we use type 304  stainless steel.

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Stainless steel is the finish of choice for almost all hospitals and most new buildings looking for a clean silver color and a finish that will not rust or tarnish over time.

Aluminum Diamond Plate Kick Plates – Our Aluminum Diamond Plates are constructed of solid aluminum. They are 1/8” thick and have a gloss or polished finish. These plates have the Diamond pattern, and the diamonds are 1–1/8” long. These plates would make an ideal addition to a man cave.

Satin Nickel Kick Plates – The Satin Nickel is a popular finish we have been seeing the last 15 years. The Satin Nickel Door Kick Plates are solid brass plates that are Nickel Plated and then brushed to give them the satin or brushed look. These plates are 16 gauge or .050” thick.

Brushed Bronze Kick Plates – The brushed bronze finish was very popular in the 1960’s. It is very similar to the brushed brass, but it has an orange hue to it. The base metal is solid bronze which is brushed to give it that satin look. The plate is then clear coated to prevent oxidation. This finish is also called US10.

Brushed Brass Kick Plates – Our Brushed Brass finish plates have a solid brass construction, 16 gauge (.050” thick), and the surface is satin or brushed. The plate is then clear coated to prevent oxidation or tarnishing. Brass is unstable in the environment, and has to be clear coated to prevent this from happening. You may already have a polished brass plate and see clear, plastic-like film peeling off. The clear plastic film is the clear coat to prevent tarnishing. All it takes is a little pinhole or dent and some moisture for this process to start. This finish is also called US4.

Polished Brass Kick Plates – Our Polished Brass finish plates are a solid brass construction, 16 gauge (.050" thick), and the surface is polished. The plate is then clear coated to prevent oxidation or tarnishing. One of the issues we see with brass plates is that they oxidize or tarnish over time. Brass is unstable in the environment, and has to be clear coated to prevent this from happening. You may already have a polished brass plate and see clear, plastic-like film peeling off. The clear plastic film is the clear coat to prevent tarnishing. All it takes is a little pinhole or dent and some moisture for this process to start. A good alternative would be to use a Lifetime Brass Kick Plate, which we discuss next. This finish is also called US3.

Lifetime Brass Kick Plates – The Lifetime Polished Brass has a 16 gauge (.050” thick) stainless steel base metal, which is then plated with an 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 and will never tarnish. The Lifetime Polished Brass finish cost the same as the Solid Brass Polished Kick Plates, and you cannot tell the difference. This finish goes by the name US3 PVD.

Gold Aluminum Kick Plates – The Gold Aluminum plates are a polished finish on an 18 gauge (.040”) thick aluminum plate. The benefit of these plates is the price as they are the least expensive of all the polished brass finishes. Any time you see a really inexpensive polished brass plate, it most likely has an aluminum base metal. These are the plates you find at the big box stores.

Oil Rubbed Bronze Kick Plates – Our Oil Rubbed Bronze Plates are a baked on powder coat on brass based metal. We switched to this finish 5 years ago due to color variations in the US10B Oil Rubbed Bronze finishes. The American version was much lighter than the Asian version, which is where most of the door hardware is made these days. The cost of Oil Rubbing was going through the roof and many platers were having issues with the environmental impact and EPA regulations in the United States. Our Oil Rubbed Kick Plates are 16 gauge (.050”) thick.

Duranodic Dark Bronze Kick Plates – The duranodic dark bronze plates are an aluminum 18 gauge (.040”) thick base metal that is anodized duranodic. This finish is popular with commercial facilities trying to match that storefront dark brown color. The finish is a flat or brushed finish. This finish is also called 313AN.

Anodized Black Kick Plates – The satin black plates are an aluminum 18 gauge (.040”) thick base metal that is anodized flat black. This finish is popular with commercial facilities trying to match that storefront black color of the aluminum framed glass doors and windows. The finish is a flat or brushed finish. This finish is also called 355AN.

Clear Acrylic Plastic Kick Plates – These plates are constructed from an 1/8” thick piece of clear acrylic.

Types of mounting

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 manufacturer sends #6 x 5/8” Oval Phillips Undercut Stainless Steel screws, unless you are ordering a Brass, Bronze or Antique Brass Plate, in that case they ship a matching finish #6 screw. An industry wide standard template determines the number of holes on the screw–mounted plates. A height between 6–10” 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. Also, any of the brass or bronze base metals have to be clear coated. When you drill your own holes, the heat from the drill will melt the clear coat, creating areas where moisture could get in. You can glue them on; we would recommend liquid nails, and some “C” Clamps with the door on saw horses.

Determining Kick Plate Size

The sizing of Kick Plates is personal preference. Some people leave a half inch on the sides and bottom whereas 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 their doors. Either way, it is a personal preference. One thing we 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 that 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 email or call us with the dimensions you would like, and we will send you a quote. The lead time on custom plates will only be a day or two longer.

Arrival of Your New Kick Plates

Upon receiving your new kick plates, if you order them from us, you will find the plates 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 them. 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 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 the film say how perfect they are!

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  1. Anodized Aluminum Door Kick Plate

    Anodized Aluminum Door Kick Plates are the most cost effective, least expensive. The aluminum plates are 16 gauge, or .050″ 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.

    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 6-10″ 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 $0.12 per square inch depending quantity

    Please allow 1 week shipping time

    GKP-al
    As low as $33.40 As low as $22.20
  2. Satin Nickel Door Kick Plate

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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 .050″ 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 6-10″ 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 $0.28 per square inch depending quantity

    Please allow 1 week shipping time

    GKP-SN
    As low as $78.66 As low as $57.60
  3. Duranodic Aluminum (Dark Brown) Door Kick Plate

    The Duranodic Aluminum (Dark Brown) 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 (.040") thick that is then Anodized in the Dark Brown Color.  These plates relatively inexpensive.  Custom sizes are available, they run about $0.15 per square inch.

    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 come C Clamps with the door on saw horses.

    GKP-xxxDB
    As low as $39.74 As low as $27.00
  4. Gold Aluminum Door Kick Plate

    The Gold Aluminum Door Kick Plate are constructed of .040" thick aluminum base material that is then anodized to a polished brass finish. These plates are a great alternative to the Solid Polished Brass and Lifetime Brass kick plates. Custom sizes are available, they run about $0.14 per square inch or less.  Ships with matching Phillips type sheet metal screws..  Please allow 7-10 days for delivery
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    GKP-Gold Aluminum
    As low as $39.74
  5. Brushed Brass Door Kick Plate

    The Brushed Brass Door Kick Plates are the same as the Polished Brass Door Kick Plates, solid brass, 16 gauge (.050" thick), but the surface is Satin or Brushed.  The plates is then Clear Coated to prevent oxidation or tarnishing.  Custom sizes available starting around $0.25 per square inch depending quantity.  Kick Plate comes with screws for mounting.  Please allow 1 week shipping time.

    GKP-BB
    As low as $49.33
  6. Diamond Plate Aluminum Door Kick Plate

    The Diamond Plate Aluminum Door Kick Plate 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 1-1/8" long.  Custom sizes are available, they run about $0.22 per square inch.  The lead time on these plates is about 7-10 days.

    GKP-DP
    As low as $61.69
  7. Oil Rubbed Bronze Door Kick Plate

    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 (.050″) thick.

    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 dark brown screw. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between 6-10″ 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. Large 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 some C Clamps with the door on saw horses.

    Custom sizes available starting around $0.27 per square inch depending quantity

    Please allow 2 week shipping time

    GKP-DB
    As low as $58.91
  8. Brushed Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate-14 Gauge .062

    The Brushed Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate 14 Gauge .062 is the heaviest duty plate we offer .  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.  We use only type 304 stainless.

     Stainless Steel 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. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between 6-10″ 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.  Stainless Steel is very hard and a drill press would be recommended. 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 $0.22 per square inch depending quantity

    Please allow 1 week shipping time

     

    GKP-US32D-14ga
    As low as $49.33 As low as $45.60
  9. Clear Plastic Door Kick Plates

    The Clear Plastic Door Kick Plates are constructed of .125" thick acrylic.  We recommend screw mounting on these  plate, because you can see right through them, and would be able to see the Tape Mount or Glue.  We have the more common sizes listed, but If you need a custom size they run about $0.14 per square inch.

    GKP-CP
    As low as $29.10
  10. Brushed Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate 16 Gauge .050

    The Brushed Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate 16 Gauge .050 is the most popular.  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.  We use type 304 stainless

    Stainless Steel 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. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between 6-10″ 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.  Stainless Steel is very hard and a drill press would be recommended. 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 $0.14 per square inch depending quantity

    Please allow 1 week shipping time

    GKP-ss-16
    As low as $29.10 As low as $26.40
  11. Brushed Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate 18 Gauge .037

    The Brushed Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate 18 Gauge .037 is the lightest duty stainless steel plate we offer .  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.  This plate is ideal as a replacement for Brushed Chrome kick plates. Brushed Chrome Kick Plates are usually a bronze plate that is chrome plated. The problem with bronze is it is a soft metal and dents easily. The stainless steel plates are a lot harder and more resistant to dents. Brushed chrome looks identical to brushed stainless steel.  We only use type 304 stainless.

     Stainless Steel 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. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between 6-10″ 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.  Stainless Steel is very hard and a drill press would be recommended. 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 $0.13 per square inch depending quantity

     Please allow 1 week shipping time

     

    GKP-ss-18ga
    As low as $26.57 As low as $25.50
  12. Polished Stainless Steel Kick Plate | US32 Kick Plate | Polished Chrome

    The Polished Stainless Steel Door Kick Plate is 16 gauge, or .050″ 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.  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.

    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.  The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between 6-10″ 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 come C Clamps with the door on saw horses.

    Custom sizes available starting around $0.20 per square inch depending quantity.

    Please allow 1 week shipping time

    GKP-pol-ss
    As low as $43.01
  13. Polished Brass Door Kick Plate

    The standard Polished Brass Door Kick Plate is a solid brass kick plate that is polished and then clear coated to prevent oxidation. These plates are 16 gauge or .050″ 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.

    Our plates come standard with screw mounting. The manufacture sends #6 x 5/8″ Oval Phillips Undercut brass screws. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between 6-10″ 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. You can glue them on, I would recommend liquid nails, and come C Clamps with the door on saw horses.

    I would highly recommend the Lifetime Brass if these plates are going to be mounted outside. Solid brass is soft, and tends to dent easily and the clear coat can be compromised. The Lifetime Brass plates do not require a clear and will last a lot, lot longer!

    Custom sizes available starting around $0.22 per square inch depending quantity

    GKP-polished-brass
    As low as $64.17 As low as $47.40
  14. Brushed Bronze Door Kick Plate

    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.  This was a very popular finish in the 1950's, 60's and early 70's.  Custom sizes are available starting around $0.27 per square inch depending quantity.  Kick Plates come pre drilled with screws.  Please allow 2 week shipping time.

     

    GKP-US10
    As low as $59.46
  15. Anodized Black Aluminum Door Kick Plate 315AN

    The Anodized Black Aluminum Door Kick Plate 315AN are a flat black and match the black color we find on Storefront doors.  These plates have an aluminum base metal, which is 18 gauge (.040") thick that is then Anodized in the Black Color.  These plates relatively inexpensive.  Custom sizes are available, they run about $0.15 per square inch.

    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 come C Clamps with the door on saw horses.

    GKP-BLK
    As low as $39.19 As low as $29.40
  16. Lifetime Polished Brass Door Kick Plate

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    The Lifetime Polished Brass Door Kick Plate has a 16 gauge (.050″ 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.

    Our plates come standard with screw mounting. The manufacture sends #6 x 5/8″ Oval Phillips Undercut brass screws. The number of holes on the screw mounted plates is determined by an industry wide standardize template. A height between 6-10″ 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, but they are made of Stainless Steel, which is a tough metal to drill. 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 $0.23 per square inch depending quantity

    Please allow 1 week shipping time

    GKP-US3-PVD
    As low as $64.17
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