Betty
Betty
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Asked on Nov 20, 2012

Chair sliding on floor

APSuess Fine WoodworkingCheryl ADebbi W
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Is there some trick for keeping furniture from sliding on wooden floor. My husband's recliner is always sliding back. Did not know if there is some trick that would not damage wooden floor.
7 answers
  • 3po3
    on Nov 21, 2012

    Have you tried the rubbery mesh stuff that some people put in drawers? We have them under our rugs on our hardwood and it works nicely to keep them from sliding.

  • Trent-Tonya Sharp
    on Nov 21, 2012

    We have the chair protectors that have the felt bottom they just stick on the chair and if you cant find the size you need take the velcro strips ,felt and cut to size the felt will stick to velcro really good and will not scratch the floor or a rug with no slip rug mat under the rug.

  • Jeanette S
    on Nov 23, 2012

    I would clean off the bottom of the legs or whatever for this chair...sand a little if you have to...and then glue on some sort of rubber. One of the best sources would be those jar opener pieces you get from your insurance agent every year (we get ours, don't you) and you can probably buy them at WalMart, the kitchen store or hardware store. For glue you can use hot glue or silicone.

  • Hamtil Construction LLC
    on Nov 25, 2012

    I second @Jeanette S with the rubber idea. Use contact cement to glue on a piece of innertube or some of the non-slide mat material used under area rugs.

  • Debbi W
    on Nov 25, 2012

    also duct tape work just fine

  • Cheryl A
    on Nov 29, 2012

    you can buy the felt material with a sticky backing at the home improvement stores and cut it to the proper size; I used it on all my furniture when we installed hardwoods a few yrs ago

  • APSuess Fine Woodworking
    on Jan 14, 2013

    Mouse Pads! Cut one up into appropriately size shapes for the bottom of the chair legs. One side is a spandex-like fabric, the other is neoprene rubber. Apply contact cement to the bottom of the chair leg, then stick the fabric side of the mouse pad piece to the bottom. The stuff is thin enough that it doesn't noticeable change the height of the chair, yet keeps the chair from moving around.

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