Which grade of stainless steel is the best for kicking plates?

As the UK’s leading manufacturer of kicking plates and finger plates, we are often asked by construction indsutry professionals which grade of stainless steel is the best for different commercial, industrial and residential applications.

Stainless steel kickplate

Here’s our quick guide to which grade of stainless steel is the best for kicking plates and architectural hardware:

430 Grade Stainless Steel

This is our ‘contract’ grade of stainless steel which offers a cost-effective solution for internal, light duty commercial or domestic applications.

304 Grade Stainless Steel

This is one of the most commonly used grades of stainless steel and is suitable for both internal and external use. Ideal for commercial and industrial applications, schools and public buildings.

316 Grade Stainless Steel

316 Grade Stainless Steel offers excellemt high corrosion resitance.  316 grade stainless steel should be used in coastal areas, areas of high chlorine such as swimming pools and lesiure centres, hospitals, clinics,  surgeries and food preparation areas.

Stainless Steel Kicking Plates and Finger Plates

Steve Graham Sales are the UK’s leading manufacturer of stainless kicking plates and finger plates in a vast range of sizes, grades and finishes including satin stainless steel, polished stainless steel and mirror polished stainless steel.

We have a full in-house tool room and engineering department, with a full production line for a quick turn round of finger and kick plates. Low volume specials can also be produced in-house by time served craftsmen by hand, thus reducing expensive setting-up and low volume tooling charges.


For more information on stainless steel kicking plates and other products, please contact our sales team.