Terms of the Trade: What Is a Kick Plate? Terms of the Trade: What Is a Kick Plate?

A kick plate is a piece of hardware on the bottom edge of a door that protects the door from literal kicking, but also against any other wear and tear from passersby. It often can be purchased as a decorate piece of metal that matches any other door hardware such as the knob or doorknocker, but basic aluminum or other cheap metal varieties are also available.

Got a New Project You're Proud of?

Post it on Your Projects!