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Antibacterial coated kick plates

As people around the world are reeling from the global Covid-19 pandemic, it’s essential to look for ways to reduce the spread of the virus and possible future viruses. More..

03 2020
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How To Install A Kick Plate?

Here at kick plate direct, we have several fixing options available to you. No matter if you intend to protect your wood door or steel door, we have a suitable fixing method. More..

03 2020
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How to care for your kick plates once fitted

Caring for your kick plates is essential to ensure that they remain in excellent condition for as long as possible. Once you have had your kick plate fitted is necessary that you are regularly clean and shine them to avoid them becoming rusty or worn. More..

03 2020
Jun
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PVD vs. Polished Brass Kick Plates – which is best?

When you are choosing your next selection of kick plates, you have many different materials and finishes to choose from. Your decision might well boil down to PVD vs. polished brass – which one is best for your needs? More..

03 2020
Jun
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What is a Kick plate?

A kick plate is a metal or plastic plate that is fitted to your door to add protection. It is designed to prevent your door from becoming damaged over time. A kick plate allows you to open the door using your feet without adding scuffs or marking to the surface of the door. More..

03 2020
Jun
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What Size Kick Plate Do I Need?

One of the most frequently asked questions we get is what size should they order for their kick plate. While much of the sizing can be down to personal preference, there are some rules to follow. More..

03 2020
Jun
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Which Corner Options Are Available For Kick Plates?

We currently have two standard options for our kick plate corners. These are square corners and radius corners. Square is set as our standard corner option as its the most commonly specified. We do, however, believe there are many benefits to choosing the radius corner option: More..

03 2020
Jun
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Which Fixing Options Are Available For Kick Plates?

A kick plate is relatively easy to install even if you have the most basic of DIY skills. The most commonly used type of fixing for a door protection plate is the screw fix option; this is because it offers the most permanent and secure fixings. But if you’re not confident drilling holes into your door or you want to preserve the surface of the door, we have several fixing you can apply more easily. We have a range of tapes that are simple to apply- simply peel and stick on. More..

03 2020
Jun
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Which kick plates are the cheapest?

Our clients always want to know our opinions about which kick plates are the cheapest. We always offer aluminum as the best choice for our customers on a budget, but there is plenty of other good value and high performing options available. More..

03 2020
Jun
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Why Aluminum Kick Plates?

Aluminum is a tried and tested material that we think is one of the best options for a door protection plate. The right kick plates will help you prevent damage to your doors and floors, and add the finishing touches to your décor. More..

03 2020
Jun
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Why Brass Kick Plates?

Brass has been such a popular material over the years as it is traditional and offers a seemingly timeless style. The elegance of a finely polished brass kick plate is often the go-to choice for the most prestigious projects. Brass kick plates come in a wide range of finishes, so we will almost certainly have a finish to match your needs. More..

03 2020
Jun
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Why Stainless Steel Kick Plates?

Stainless steel is one of the most popular choices for kick plates due to its modern chrome-like appearance. It offers incredible versatility and has a contemporary style. The material is strongest in the market, so it will give the highest level of protection for your door to prevent damage and add security. The high strength aspect makes stainless steel kick plates suitable for high traffic areas. They can be fitted everywhere from schools, hospitals, apartments, and warehouses. More..

03 2020
Jun
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Using kick plates as toe kicks in your kitchen

When it comes time to renovate or build your kitchen, you have many different decisions to make—cabinets, flooring, and tilework – and of course, choosing the right kick plates. More..

03 2020
Jun
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Choosing Colored Kick Plates for Your Home

Are you looking to change up your décor? One of the easiest ways to add some fresh new life into your home is by adding pops of color throughout your space. You could swap out your cabinet and drawer pulls, buy some new throw pillows, or consider painting a feature wall. Of course, we also recommend adding some new colored kick plates throughout your home, office or workplace. More..

04 2020
Jun
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How to care for Antique, Aged and living finishes?

Antique and Aged kick plates are some of the most prestigious and, therefore, more expensive options available. More..

04 2020
Jun
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How to restore a tarnished/aged finishes?

If your polished brass items are beginning to age or tarnish, there are steps you can take to restore them to their former glory. More..

04 2020
Jun
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How to maintain aged/antique finishes?

When attempting to clean a living finish, you must do so delicately. You want to be sure to clean the plate without scratching the surface of the item or removing the aged effect on the kick plate. More..

04 2020
Jun
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How to speed up the aging process?

If you have purchased a brass or copper item, and you want to make it looked aged and antique yourself, you can do this with a specialist aging or antiquing fluid. More..

24 2020
Jun
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Completed Projects: The Ritz Theatre, Ohio

The Ritz Theatre chose to go with PVD Brass Kick Plates because they are strong & can withstand the heavy foot traffic,the popular theatre receives daily. More..

24 2020
Jun
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Completed projects: Mr & Mrs Grunwell – Maryland, USA

Plain copper is a fashionably raw copper, suitable for several applications due to its antibacterial properties was used for Front Porch Step Kick Plates. More..