Does your home experience high foot traffic? Do you have a four legged friend that frequently lets you know he needs to go in or out by scratching your nice door? Or maybe have some scratches and scuff marks without replacing the entire door. If any of these scenarios apply, you may be interested in ordering one of our custom cut and finished kickplates. They are a much more cost effective alternative to replacing your front door, and with our variety of finishes to choose from they should coordinate nicely with the rest of your existing door hardware.
Our custom size kickplates will come with your choice of mounting hardware: screws, adhesive or magnetic (steel doors only) backing for installation. There is a variety of finishes to choose from such as Polished Brass PVD, Satin Stainless, Polishes Stainless, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Satin Nickel, Pewter, Antique Brass, Weathered Black, Weathered Rust and Weathered Steel.
So how do you know what size you need? First you will need to know the width of your door or the area on which you are installing the kickplate. Typically you will want the kickplate to be about 2 inches from the edge of the door for a couple of reasons. The first being that you don't want the kickplate to get in the way of any weather stripping that may be around the edges of an exterior door. Secondly, it just looks nicer if there is a reveal around the kickplate as it sits on the door. Most exterior doors are 36"" wide so the standard width kickplate for that door would be 34 inches. The height of your kickplate really depends on your door style and your own personal preference. Doors that have design panels on them may have limited space on the bottom. You will want to measure the distance from the bottom of the door to the bottom of the first door panel.
We can make all kinds of sizes and finishes. Keep in mind however, that custom cut kickplates are not returnable and generally take between two and three weeks to manufacture. If your are not able to find the size of kickplate that you are looking for on our webiste, just give us a call and we can calculate a time and cost for you.