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Kick plates are designed to protect the bottom area of doors on the push side due to the susceptibility of scuffing, dents, and scratching from exiting foot traffic, and abuse by pushcarts, handcarts, hand trucks, wheelchairs, and other equipment. Kick plates are attached to the push side of a door, as the door is likely to be pushed open with afoot. A height of 16” is recommended where wheelchairs are used so that the footrests come in contact with the plate and not the door surface.
The correct fit for your Kick Plate should be 2” shorter than the width of your door, which gives a one-inch allowance on each side. That way it clears your door trim and any weather stripping. If your door is 36” the correct size to order is a 34” long kick plate. This item will arrive fully de-burred for smooth edges with a protective vinyl film that should be removed after installation.
NFPA Notes: NFPA 80 Standard 18.104.22.168; Field installed protection plate shall be labeled and installed in accordance with their listing; Labeling is not required where the top of the protection plate is not more than 16 in. above the bottom of the door.
Please note that kick plates on fire-rated doors may need to be tested, labeled, and installed properly to meet your local building codes, door warranties, and the like. We do not warrant or approve these plates for any specific usage.
Size Ranges: Height 5” – 21” & Length 18” – 48”
Grain Direction: runs the length (horizontal)
May meet or exceed 08 71 00 specifications.
ANSI/BHMA A156.6 Architectural Door Trim: J102
Finish US: US32D
Finish ANSI/BHMA: 630