should I remove metal feet from furniture to protect new wood floor?

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should I remove metal feet from furniture to protect new wood floor?

I'm in the process of installing new engineered wood flooring, as some of you may know from another recent topic I posted in this forum. I have a dining table and a sofa that have metal feet on the bottom of the legs. My old flooring was carpet. I have been thinking that removing the metal feet might be best for the new flooring. The metal feet concentrate the weight on a smaller area than furniture legs without metal feet. And, I just see no need for the metal feet. Does removing the feet sound like a good idea?

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The usual thing to do is to get adhesive felt pads and stick them onto your metal feet. They sell them in various sizes.
 
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It looks like your metal glide has the nylon insert in it.
That would be ok on a wood floor.

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If not.... it may be a glide with a spike that can be replaced with a nylon one.
This style comes with the stick on pad like X mentioned.

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Yes, as you said, the metal feet have nylon inserts on them. I did not notice that before I posted this topic.

But, my main point was to question the need for any added "feet" on the table legs, assuming the bottom of the table legs have no characteristics which could mar the floor. I also mentioned a point about the concentration of weight on a small foot vs. spreading it over a larger area by virtue of the larger area of the table leg bottoms.
 
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Old 04-24-18, 05:27 PM
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Yes.... heavy weight on one glide could indent into the floor.
If you are concerned.... double up on the glides.
The nylon is a smooth surface and allows the furniture to slide easily.

Using no glides means a wood to wood connection. That won't slide and may mark the floor.
 
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