When talking of kick plates in an architectural sense what do you think of? Most would probably identify with the Oxford Dictionary’s definition, ‘a metal plate at the base of a door or panel to protect it from damage or wear’.
The answer is technically correct but kick plates can be and are so much more than this! Things have moved on since the O.D.’s definition was written!
When considering door and surface protection solutions, kick plates, in today’s commercial and public interiors, are considered as just part of an overall whole.
Surface protection in buildings has become integral with the design plan. Accordingly colours and patterns for such applications are co-ordinated with the rest of the interior décor, fixtures, fittings etc.