DIY Guide: How to Install Kickplates in Your Business or Home

Posted by TheKickPlateStore on 7th Mar 2023

Kickplates are a practical addition to any business or home, as they protect doors from scratches and dents caused by shoes or other objects. Installing a kickplate is a simple process that can be completed in just a few steps. Here’s how:

What You’ll Need:

  • Kickplate
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Screwdriver
  • Level

Step 1: Measure the door

Using a measuring tape, measure the height and width of the door where you want to install the kickplate. This determines the size of kickplate you’ll need to buy.

Step 2: Choose the kickplate

Choose a kickplate that fits the size of the door and matches the decor of the space. Kickplates come in a variety of materials, such as stainless steel, brass, or bronze. Make sure the kickplate is at least 6 inches tall to provide adequate damage protection.

Step 3: Mark the door

Using a pencil, mark the placement of the kickplate on the door. Place the kickplate at the bottom of the door, with the top of the kickplate about 6 inches from the floor. Use a level to ensure the kickplate is straight.

Step 4: Drill pilot holes

Using a drill, drill pilot holes where you marked the placement of the kickplate. Make sure the drill bit is slightly smaller than the screws you will use to attach the kickplate.

Step 5: Attach the kickplate

Align the holes on the kickplate with the pilot holes you drilled on the door. Insert the screws into the holes and use a screwdriver to tighten them, making sure the kickplate is securely attached to the door.

Step 6: Clean up the area

Use a soft cloth to clean any debris or dust that may have accumulated during the installation process.

Congratulations! You have successfully installed a kickplate on your door. By following these simple steps, you have protected your door from scratches and dents caused by shoes or other objects, while adding a practical and stylish touch to your space. Contact us for custom-size kick plates for your restaurant or call us at 800-517-1056 and speak with our knowledgeable staff. We can fabricate any size kick plate; drilled kick plates, pre-taped kick plates and, countersunk drilled kick plates. We can also provide an approval drawing showing the dimensions on custom fabrications.