How to properly measure your door

Door Protection Plate | Custom Door Kick Plates

If you are interested in purchasing a kick plate for the home or office, it is important to measure your door first before you order so that your door protection plate will fit properly. Typically, the recommended kick plate measurement is equal to the width of the door, less two inches. In other words, if your door is 36 inches wide, you would need to install a 34-inch wide door kick plates to ensure accurate and proper sizing. The standard available sizes of our door kick plates are as follows:

  • 6 in x 30 in – fits most standard sized interior doors
  • 8 in x 34 in – fits most standard sized exterior doors

For typical standard-sized doors, usually one of these two sizes will fit. However, custom sizing may be required for older or custom-made doors. If this is the case, just enter your custom size when ordering. View our short Measuring and Installation tutorial below to feel confident in your purchase decision!

Tips When Measuring for Your Door Kick Plate

The key for the proper installation of your door kick plate lies in your measurement. Here are some useful tips in order to accurately measure your door:

Antler monogram kick plate by deck the door decor

  • The door kick plate should be at least 2 inches shorter than the door’s width, with approximately 1 inch on either side, so as not to interfere with any door stops, frame, or weather stripping that surrounds the door. Measure the dimensions on the side where the door stops and the weather stripping are located, to be sure your door kick plate does not interfere with the operation of the door.
  • Leave room for an allowance at the bottom of the door, so that the door kick plate does not come into contact with the sill. The usual practice is to have the same amount of space at the bottom and the sides of the door to create a uniform look.

Order Your Custom Door Kick Plate Online

At Deck the Door Decor we are known for producing custom, high-quality kick plates for doors. We offer various door kick plates for both business logo applications and home decor solutions. Available in many custom finishes including stainless steel and brass and with the option for custom engraving of your logo or monogram, our door kick plates offer the functionality and protection that a traditional kick plate provides, plus the customizable options to add character to your home or business!

If you would like to instantly update the entryway of your home with a customized decorative look, or you want to make your office easily recognizable and reinforce your branding, place your order for custom door kick plates in our online store today! If you would like to learn more about our kick plates for doors, see our FAQs page for more information.