Door, Wall & Corner Guards
Frequently Asked Questions
Our corner and wall guard, door armor, kick and mop plates are custom cut and formed at our warehouse using .063 thick, mirror-finish aluminum Diamond Plate.
So some fast and loose definitions:
Kick plates are used where a door may be 'kicked' open with a foot. In the real world they can also help protect your door against collisions by feet, wheelchair footrests, hand trucks and so on. They are usually attached to the push side of a door. Typical heights may range from 10"-16".
Armor Plates are desirable where higher profile carts and other contrivances are pushed through doors. Armor plates are also installed on the push-side of doors and typical heights range from 18"-48". (Note: there may be special requirements for installing plates on fire rated doors so please do your due diligence).
Wall Guard are typically used to protect hallways, especially where freight, carts, wheel chairs or similar traffic can damage the walls. They can be any height depending on your specific traffic, but generally range from 6"-48" in height.
Mop Plates are usually installed on the pull side of doors and typical heights are 4"-8". These generally offer protection to the door's finish from brooms, mops and vacuum cleaners.
Note: Diamond Plate can offer some limited protection (depending on thickness and other factors) to pedestrians or employee areas that may share a wall with warehouse and similar areas. It may also be used to harden some areas subject to criminal entry i.e. around door frames, locksets etc.
The added texture can be used to reduce the risk of slipping, making diamond plate a potential solution for stairs, catwalks, walkways, and ramps in industrial settings. Additional uses may include edging steps, truck beds and trailer floors to protect and reduce slippage.
Diamond plate can also be used decoratively and to provide some surface protection from foot and freight traffic common in self-storage and industrial settings like that from carts and handtrucks. These are common uses but you must evaluate the suitability of the same for your unique situation.
Please note: your state may have regulations regarding suitability, gauge, fire ratings, attachment methods or other requirements related to mounting aluminum or steel plate on fire doors, or on hospital doors or other application specific situations. Our listing of known and potential uses of these products does not imply they are suitable for your particular situation. Please be sure to do your due-diligence and obey any local building laws, rules, guidelines or ordinances.
Notice: Due to the variable weight of custom pieces we may need to contact you if there are discrepancies in the calculated shipping weight.
We can also ship to AK, HI and other points however these will require you call us to get a freight quote as we have found that due to the wide variety of products, sizes and weights of items we sell, as well as the different requirements resulting from some locations, the shipping is not always correctly calculated.