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Old August 10, 2007, 04:08 AM   #16
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Re: Chair Protectors for Hardwood Floors


Let me get into the question also as I also have a problem with protectors. It seems no matter what I do I cannot keep the felt protects stuck to the bottom of the chair legs. I was told to sand the leg, which also didn't help if not make it worse. They only last about 2-3 days at max and then I have the adhesive of the pad smearing across my wood which mineral spirits does takes off.
Would adhereing carpet be of any help?
I'm open for suggestions.
I have seen where people have wheels [castors] on their chairs and it really tears up the wood.

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Old August 10, 2007, 05:13 AM   #17
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Are the legs sitting flat Daris? Some are angled...

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Old August 10, 2007, 05:19 AM   #18
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would the felt pads that nail on to the chair legs work better than the stick-on ones? Of course, that wouldn't help with the shiny marks that are being left on my floor....Hmmm....(as for me, I didn't use the nail on ones, just the stick on ones I got at Lowe's, and I have to keep putting them back in their place because they start to move after a few days...)

Let me add another question...

would this "shiny spot" problem not happen if I had put a glossy poly on the floor to begin with? I just don't really like really shiny floors, I love the subtle glow of a satin finish...I guess if the problem gets really bad, I could always just put glossy poly over what it is now....right?

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Old August 10, 2007, 07:49 AM   #19
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Not sure I have an answer but I will be at NOFMA the end of next week and will ask. I have to wonder if a wax finish would not have been a better option. With all the urethane finishes on the market today there is a misconception that wax is inferior. This is simply not true! It does require a higher level of care in that you will need to re-coat more frequently, but the lower cost and ease of use more than compensate for having to reapply periodically. For a lower gloss "patina" look, wax is excellent.

In regards to protectors, there are numerous tap in products on the market that stay in place. Some have a small "tube" and others have a spiral nail. I found these on the first page when I googled:
OnlineFloorStore.com - OnlineFloorStore.com - Felt Floor Protectors
The Flor Stor - Floor Accessories, Furniture Floor Protector Pads
I didn't look any further for the nail type, but know they are out there.

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Old August 10, 2007, 06:31 PM   #20
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It's the quality of he felt that counts.


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Old August 10, 2007, 08:09 PM   #21
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Old August 12, 2007, 11:18 AM   #22
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so, are we saying that the felt pads from Lowe's aren't that good? (I did notice they flatten out fast and come off easily...).

Does anyone recommend a specific kind? I once saw in a magazine ones that looked like carpet or something....

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Home Depeau, has the little teflon glides for chair legs. And I would think these would work better for you, but they are gonna make the chairs real easy, so careful when ya try to sit in one. I use the bigger ones to slide furniture around, and they work really well.

Home Depeau, has the little teflon glides for chair legs. And I would think these would work better for you, but they are gonna make the chairs slide real easy, so careful when ya try to sit in one. I use the bigger ones to slide furniture around, and they work really well.


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Old August 15, 2007, 09:25 AM   #24
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I have a similar problem plus I find the felt pads to be pet hair magnets witch are difficult to keep clean. I'm going to give these a whirl if I can find them locally.

Slipstick Foot:

Hard to find chair leg protectors. Slipstick slider feet help protect your hardwood, laminate, slate, and ceramic tile floors from damage caused by sliding chairs. The Slipstick slider feet contains an O ring specially designed to help chairs slide in and out easily while protecting your floor. This easy to apply floor protector for chair legs can be attached by provided screws or use the stick on method by removing backing and press firmly into place. The caramel chair leg protectors are ideal for 1 to 1.25 inch diameter legs. Packaged in sets of 8. Also available are black Slipstick floor protectors for chair legs with slightly more angled legs.

Why do I care, cause I'm the one who gets to wash the floor
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Old August 22, 2007, 01:40 AM   #25
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I've been reading pretty nice reviews lately on Glitsa Safeglides ... scroll down... Glitsa American, Inc. - Shopping

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