Picture this, your customer is leaving your store with arms full of products. You try to get to them in time but can’t, and you watch in slow motion as they kick your carefully curated door and take off a good chunk of paint with their steel cap boots. This repeatedly happens, leaving your door like a sad memory of what it used to be. The interior of your store is cheapened, and over time the function of your door starts to fail, forcing you to fork out hundreds for a new one.
Unless you want to pay thousands of dollars to install an automatic door – hard kicks, wheelchairs, and carts seem like a direct enemy of your perfectly glossy and evenly coloured door. This is where kick plates come in. An unsung hero of many commercial and even domestic spaces, kick plates are so common and such a simple solution that it has encouraged generations of ‘door kickers’, who don’t think twice before pushing the door open with any other body part than their hands. Kick plates are virtually inconspicuous, so much so that you may not even consider needing one until it’s too late and your door has copped a beating.
What is a kick plate?
The name says it all – a kick plate is a guard along the bottom of the door to prevent and protect from damage. A kick plate doesn’t just protect from heavy-footed kickers but wheelchairs, carts, accidental trips, an overzealous door swing, excited animals or runaway toys. Any door that swings into a room can benefit from a kickplate in industries from busy kitchens to packed warehouses or customer-centric retail spaces.
Kickplates can be made to suit your space, with a standard size of 30cm or 90cm. The larger ones are commonly used in hospitals, doctors’ surgeries and care homes where wheelchairs and medical carts are a part of daily life. They are tailored to fit the door perfectly with the right gaps along the sides to allow full door function. PVC kick plates are becoming increasingly popular as they offer similar strength and endurance to stainless steel and can be coloured to suit the interior and exterior designs of the facility. Kick plates are earning their place among the choices available as an easy-to-clean and colour-match design. A kickplate can add a cohesive and considered look to your space, blending perfectly to match your door, door frame and wall while offering protection and style.
Do I need door protection?
Door protection can add value and longevity to your space by bringing style, function and safety.
Installing door protection such as a kick plate is an important consideration for smart business owners who are looking to lower their maintenance costs, prevent damage to their building, or provide the ultimate level of safety for their staff and patrons.
Kick plates can be installed on doors of any shape, size or material, from stainless steel to aged wood, and are made with fire-rated PVC that has antibacterial qualities. PVC provides the perfect kick plate for long-term style and quality and is suitable for any space from wet rooms to carpeted display centres.
Our kick plates…
We bring innovative and top-quality wall and door protection to the building and renovation market, making it simple to install top-quality products in your commercial or residential space. Rootex Australia is the chosen supplier of the Gerflor SPM product range and provides modern, durable, cost-effective solutions for wall and door protection. Most used in health care, aged care, education, hospitality, leisure and commercial sectors – Gerflor products provide the highest antibacterial protection, making them a perfect choice for the hygiene conscious.
Our kick plate models can be cut to size according to your door’s exact requirements, providing the most accurate and effective protection. With 32 standard colours and three designs available, your kick plate will blend perfectly without being an eyesore or taking away from your carefully curated space. To explore our options, click here.
MODEL: CUT-TO-SIZE DECOCHOC PANEL ACCORDING TO REQUIREMENTS
- Standard panel dimensions: 3 m x 1,30 m
- Custom options: Bendings, thermoforming, chamfers
- Thickness: 2 mm
- Material: Antibacterial and Bs2d0 fire-rated PVC, solid colour
- Surface: Lightly textured or smooth
- Colours: 32 standard / 3 Decosmic designs
Our business is built on a promise to be effective, progressive, hygienic and efficient, and we pride ourselves on being the best choice to meet large and small business products, programs and cost requirements. We can help by providing the best, most innovative door protection systems if you’re upgrading your space, renovating or starting from scratch.
To complete your space by preparing it for the influx of new customers and busy staff members – give us a call on 0400 660 671, or click here to enquire online.