protecting my hardwood floor from chair marks

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Forum topic by noblevfd posted 09-14-2009 03:33 AM 5642 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-14-2009 03:33 AM

looking for products to use on bottom of chair legs to protect new hardwood floor tried stick on felts but they just come off and smear glue on the floor just wondering what anybody else uses

thanks noblevfd God Bless

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#1 posted 09-14-2009 03:35 AM

screw on plastic feet

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#2 posted 09-14-2009 05:55 AM

I’ll second Jim. We used the nail in kind but same idea. We had them on the chairs for 10 years with our boys dragging the chairs in and out from the dinner table. Never did leave a mark.

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#3 posted 09-14-2009 06:20 AM

I use UHMW and use countersunk screws to attach them. I had a 12” x 96” piece left over from a workbench top and started using it on chair and table legs. Works great, easy to cut and slides easily…leaves absolutely no marks

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#4 posted 09-14-2009 07:52 PM

I used to have carpet throughout my first floor then replaced it with hardwood. I never realized how many pieces of furniture I had that would scratch the wood. Chairs are particularly bad because they move a lot. First you have to sand the leg bottoms flat. It can take a little trial and error. Then at Lowe’s or Home Depot you can buy fabric pads that are self sticking. I used to have plastic feet but there isn’t a plastic soft enough to not scratch and stand up to wear and tear. One day the plastic will wear through and suddenly you have a screw or nail sliding along the floor. IMHO

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#5 posted 09-14-2009 07:56 PM

i use flet pads on mine works a treat


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#6 posted 09-14-2009 08:29 PM

I think the nail on or screw on nylon feet work the best. If you dont move the furniture a lot, like a sofa, you can put the cups under the feet. They come in various sizes.

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#7 posted 09-15-2009 12:36 AM

I dont have carpet anywhere in the house and I use both nylon and felt, and they do an equal job, I think the important things are a surface that is smooth and nonabrasive and make sure that they stay that way this includes the fastner, nail or screw is critical…

I thnk the real key is to keep things off the floor that get inbetween the floor and chair.

I tracked some leaves in last fall and they got between the nylon foot of a dining room chair and left a mark, I guess if crud built up on a felt foot it would do the same.

I know this may not be PC, but here goes anyway… make sure that the housekeeper knows to keep the funiture feet clean as well as the floor ;)

-- Dane, Fairview Pk, OH. The large print giveth and the small print taketh away... Tom Waits

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#8 posted 09-15-2009 07:06 AM

thanks for all the responses I’m going to try the nylon and good tip danej to keep the feet clean also

thanks noblevfd God Bless

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#9 posted 03-21-2014 05:11 AM

If you are struggling with the problem of scratched floors then use surface protection tape. Go to their website and find out how they can help to let you out of this mess. Here is the website:

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#10 posted 03-21-2014 07:13 AM

If the felt pads come off try Regular Wood Glue to keep them on. If you want to be sure use some Epoxy.

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#11 posted 03-21-2014 07:19 AM

I use self adhesive felt pads, they work quite well.

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