How-To Install a Kicker Panel

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Kicker panels are used to fill in the space between your cabinets and the floor. Installation of your kicker panels is quite simple, and takes just a few steps.

We recommend that any flooring, such as tiles or laminate flooring, is completed prior to fitting your kickers to achieve the most seamless result.

Kicker panels are provided in full lengths and are designed to be cut down to size during installation. Our standard kicker panel lengths have a height of 144mm.

How-To Install a Kicker


Start by measuring the length of kicker required

Mark the length on the kicker

Using a saw, cut the kicker to the desired length

For the best result, we recommend using a drop saw

Remove the protective plastic coating

Note, not all products have this coating. If your product does not, skip this step

Place the kicker in the desired position

It will be hard up against the adjustable legs

Use a tape measure to check the set back distance of the kicker

This will generally be 50mm from the front edge for the cabinet (with door off)

On the base of the cabinet, measure out the set back distance plus half of the thickness of the kicker


Using this measurement, drill pilot holes through the base of the cabinet


Using a 45mm screw, screw through the bottom of the cabinet into the top edge of the kicker panel

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Tools Required

  • Drill
  • Screws
  • Drop Saw
  • Safety Glasses
  • Ear Protection
  • Tape Measure
  • Pencil

Key Tips

  • If you’re installing multiple kickers, install the first kicker before cutting your second kicker. This ensures that you have an accurate measurement for the second kicker.
  • If your floor is not perfectly level, scribe or shave off some kicker height as necessary

Additional Information

Hardware Usage Guide