protecting hard wood floors from furniture

Old 03-14-03, 08:16 AM
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protecting hard wood floors from furniture

I justed finished putting the final coats of poly on my floors last night. The floor really looks good and I want to do what I can to protect the finish. On Sunday I want to put the furniture back in the room. The question i have is what can I do to protect the floors from the legs of the furniture and tables? Would some sort of a rubber pad attached to the legs work? For example, I have a lazy-boy chair that has legs that have about 12" of floor contact per leg. I wanted to put a rubber mat under it to prvent the chair from moving and hence over time scratching the floor. Same sort of idea for the couch and table.

Any thoughts or suggestions?
Old 03-14-03, 11:38 AM
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I have the same situation and have put felt pads under all furniture legs. You can buy them in any home or hardware store, and they come in all sizes, round..square. They have a peel of strip on one side and are simple to install. Plus they don't stick to the floors, and you can side the furniture once they are on. For anything that has a large contact area with the floor, either put several on the bottom, or buy a sheet and cut it to size.
Old 03-16-03, 05:44 AM
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Felt wears through to easily. I give all my customers a care kit when i am done that includes a cleaning kit and enough easy glides. They are self stick like the felt but are made from carpet and do not wear out.
Old 03-26-03, 12:46 PM
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The question i have is what can I do to protect the floors from the legs of the furniture and tables?

Since we wish to break up the expanse of our living room, which is about 350 sq ft, we're defining the sitting area, as well as protecting the floor, with an edge-bound piece of berber carpeting. We desired a nice Asian rug but couldn't find one which worked with our furniture colors and patterns. I like the way the carpet defines a room within a room and breaks up the expanse of wood (in our case laminate).

If that is out of the question, the carpet-faced pads sounds like a great idea. Combined with consistent cleaning to keep dust/dirt down, they should help keep your floor looking like new for many years.


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