Door Kickplates are a great accessory to a door and they often ordered more and more I have noticed. They are available in a variety of sizes (even custom sizes!) and finishes to help match your home decor. Finishes such as, polished brass PVD, satin stainless, polished stainless, oil rubbed bronze, satin nickel, pewter, antique brass, weathered black, weathered rust and weathered steel! You can choose from screw mount (which is the most common), magnetic mount (which will only work on metal doors) or adhesive mount.
The first thing you will want to do before you order your kickplate is measure your door. Seems easy enough, and it is, but this next thing I am about to tell you is very important. On exterior doors there will be weather stripping and or door trim around the perimeter. So you will not want to order a kickplate that is the exact measurement as your door, or it’s not going to close the way you want it to. It also looks way nicer this way anyway. So go ahead and measure your door now…
After you have measured your door… lets say it was 36″ wide (most exterior doors are 36″ wide), you would order the 34″ wide kickplate – or just remember order it 2″ shorter than the width of your door. Now for the height of your kickplate. It really all depends on your door style and your own personal preference. You may have limited space depending on the style of door you have.
Once your lovely kickplate has arrived… jump up and down and carefully open up the packaging. The kickplates come with an adhesive film applied directly to the kickplate surface. It’s attached super well and may vary in color. We have often had customer call us after receiving their kickplate, thinking we have shipped them the wrong color, and sometimes it looks like its all scratched up. So we recommend pealing the film back on a corner to make sure we haven’t made a mistake, but leave the film on until you are ready to attach it to your door.
After you decide you are ready to install and have removed all of the packaging, place the kcikplate on the door and center it (it’s a lot easier to install your kickplate if you are able to remove your door from the jamb). Use your measuring tape to make sure the kickplate is centered, you could use a pencil to mark the sides and top so you can see where it needs to be so it is easier to attach the kickplate. All that’s left is to attaching the kickplate to the door with the screws provided, or simply peel back the film covering the adhesive and carefully press it into place. Magnetic mount is the easiest, but will only work if you have a metal door. You are ready to hang your door back up and remove the protective film if you haven’t already.