How to Measure and Install Your Kickplate

Posted by TheKickPlateStore on 6th Jun 2018

How to Measure and Install Your Kickplate

General Information

We have made measuring and installing your new kickplate easy. Besides protecting your door, kickplates add a decorative element to your entrance way. So take a moment to consider these things:

  • 1.A standard exterior door is 36’ wide. We recommend leaving a border, or reveal, around your kickplate. Our standard kickplate is 34” wide and is the perfect fit for a standard door. But many newer homes are being built to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices, so be sure to measure your door carefully.
  • 2.Never order a kickplate to fit the exact width of your door. If you install a kickplate across the entire width of your door, it won’t close properly.
  • 3.The height and placement of your kickplate depends on personal preference. We offer a standard kickplate height of 6” or 8”. There are so many different styles of doors. They come with different panel configurations and some have glass inserts. Step back and take a good look at your door. How much of the bottom of your door to you want to protect? Do you actually have enough room to install a kickplate from the bottom of the door to the bottom of the first door panel?
  • 4.We offer kickplates in a variety of finishes to coordinate with your existing hardware. Mix or match, it’s your choice.

How To Measure For A Kickplate

Take the following measurement:

Width of the door is ____________inches

Height of the bottom part of the of the door or the bottom panel is ________ inches

Order the following size:

Order kickplate width (recommended size: measured width less 2”) _______inches

Order kickplate height (recommended size: measured height less 2”) _______inches