Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Furniture Grippers - Stop Beds, Sofas and Recliners From Sliding

3" by 3" Square Rubber Caster Cup

1. Choice of 2" or 3" size.
2. Natural rubber will not discolor your floors.
3. Premium brand with excellent reviews.

Click here to view on Amazon

These come in a 3x3" and 2x2" size. These receive many positive comments regarding their appearance and their ability to blend in and remain unnoticeable. Buyers are also happy with their price and effectiveness, describing them as sturdy and durable.

Sometimes, only a little bit of force can result in a lot of movement. For example, the simple act of sitting on the floor and leaning back on your sofa can make it slide away. Obviously, the products described above will be effective in these situations. However, reviews state that they are also able to stop movement where much stronger force is applied, such as jumping on or off couches and play fighting. 

There are other variations available, with different brands and sizes. More options are discussed in other posts of this blog, but these particular items are definitely worth a look.

Gripper Cups For Bed Glides - Simply Use Friction

1. Simply place the leg on the coaster.
2. Specially formulated rubber eliminates movement, vibration and damage.
3. Recommended for legs up to 3.25".

Click here to view on Amazon

These rubber coasters are made from specially formulated Santoprene rubber to grip and stop sliding and scraping. If you're tired of your bed or sofa scooting across your flooring, check these out. These special grip cups will give you back the ability to collapse onto our couch or bed without annoying movement and damage to your floors. You shouldn't have to sit down gently every time you lay down.

The grip cups pictured above are recommended for holding legs of 3.25 inches or less in diameter and can support up to 550lbs. These are effective on tiling, hardwood floors and laminate floors. If you've had enough of your furniture roaming around, fix them in position easily and cheaply with a set of these grip cups.

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Furniture Slide Stoppers

Whether your furniture legs are narrow, thick, round or square, there's plenty of options available to prevent unwanted sliding. With these specially designed pads, you'll no longer have to chase your sofa around your living room.

Basic Details:
1. The friction of the pads means no screws or nails are required.
2. They are made from untreated rubber which can be trimmed to size.
3. Several sizes and shapes to choose from. 

Click to view on Amazon (prices vary)

These furniture slide stopper pads don't require any nails, screws or glue to apply. They simply sit underneath the furniture leg, with the grip of the specially designed rubber holding them in place. They can be purchased in rectangular or circular shapes, and altered in order to fit perfectly and remain unseen. 

Reviews of those who've purchased these anti-slip pads have stated they are unnoticeable once in position. One review describes a customer having a big Christmas party, which involved a wrestling match taking place on her sofa. She noticed the next day that her sofa had stayed in position, and the pads had also remained in place. They can also be purchased in a 32 piece set, with 4 different sizes of both square and round, which should cover anything for slim chair and table legs, to thick sofa legs.

How To Make Furniture Grippers?

Currently, the only D.I.Y option I've tested is the use of balloons.

Verdict - 100% Fail.

I read about this and tried it myself. I was quite disappointed and it made me wonder what the "life hack" sites were talking about.

It basically didn't work. Not only that, but the balloon simply slid off a little with each bit of movement, causing it to come off completely. This obviously also looks tacky. However, if you could get this to work, and you could match up a white balloon with a white furniture leg then it could be relatively unnoticeable.

Other D.I.Y options

If you have some kind of rubber which will provide enough grip and be strong enough to not be damaged by furniture legs then you can easily make your own homemade pads. One material which can be used is rubber shelf liners. Remember, if making your own, check for sharp edges or splintered wood, and sand it down to avoid your homemade pads (and floors) being damaged.

Screw on Grippers (with peel and stick option)

If your looking for a gripper foot that can be secured permanently to the base of your furniture legs, you may like to consider the product below.

Basic Details:
1. Option of using adhesive or screwing on.
2. Several sizes for different sized legs.
3. White "O-Ring" grips and protects.

Click to view on Amazon

These are secured either by adhesive or by screws (optional). Unlike the first gripper pads that were discussed above, these obviously cannot be trimmed to match the exact size of the furniture leg. However, an exact match size is not required in order for these to function effectively. 

Also, there are several different sizes available, so you can choose the size which best fits your recliner, chair or table leg. The specially designed white ring underneath provides grip and a high level of protection for your floors. These will be great for anything from coffee tables in the home to restaurant tables, or for futons or recliners. 

Both of the grippers discussed above will not only appeal to those trying to protect their floor boards, but also those who are simply fed up with unwanted movement and are looking for a effective and unobtrusive solution. These grippers feet can be viewed on Amazon

Furniture Leg Gripper Pads

Would you prefer a product which is secured by screws? 

You can choose between "peel and stick" style adhesive, screw on or versions which simply are slipped underneath the furniture leg

Choose between adhesive or screws

These gripper feet are optional screw on or stick on, and come in different sizes to ensure that all furniture leg widths are provided for.

Clever 'Tilt n Slide' design

The white ring on the base of this foot attachment is designed to grip and protect floors. However, when wanting to move furniture, this could obviously create difficulties. Therefore, these have been made with a clever 'tilt n slide' design, so simply tilting them allows for easy damage free sliding. 
The main purpose of these products is to be effective at offering protection to hardwood floors as well as laminated flooring and tiles in order to preserve value and appearance. However, these will obviously be very appealing to people who suffer with the annoyance of sofas, recliners and other furniture which constantly slide whenever sat on. It can be a major source of irritation.

100% Natural Rubber Pads - No Installation Required

These highly rated slide stopping furniture pads don't require any adhesives or screws. Simply place the furniture leg onto the pad and sufficient grip and stability will be provided by their unique texture, designed to stop all moving and sliding.


1. Sizes from 1/2" all the way up to 6" wide
2. Can easily modify to desired shape or size
3. Untreated heavy duty rubber 

The friction created by the rubber simply holds the furniture leg on the pad, which holds the furniture in its position to prevent sliding, scrapes and scratches. They can be easily modified to the correct shape to minimize visibility.

Cut with sharp scissors or a box cutter 


No sticky residue and full protection from leg edges/corners 

They are made from 100% rubber, and don't use any kind of 'stickiness' to provide grip. Their strength allows them to stand up the pressure of the heaviest furniture or legs with sharp edges.

All kinds of flooring

Whether it's laminate, hardwood or tiles or any other potentially slippery flooring, these specially designed 100% natural rubber with unique texture.

They come in several different sizes, with both circular and square shapes. Other products require glue or nails, which require a little more effort to attach. Inferior versions can even be the cause of scrape marks on hardwood floors. However, these rubber pads are made from a special ultra-durable material which will protect your floor and stop movement, whilst being able to support the heaviest of furniture without wear or damage. 

Just place the pad on the floor and sit the furniture leg on top. It can't get much simpler than that!

More details: Click here to view on Amazon

Although they add character and value, many hardwood floors have a relatively low wear rating, with denting and abrasions being common place. This is especially true with character woods such as pine. Bamboo flooring is also especially vulnerable to damage caused by furniture legs. The products shown here are reputably strong and durable in order to push, slide and jump on your furniture without having to worry about damage. The heaviest and sharpest furniture legs will not be able to penetrate or damage these pads or gripper feet and they will provide protection for even the most vulnerable types of floor boards. 

Other blogs you may be interested in:

The blog How To Stop Your Furniture From Rolling discusses a number of simple ways to stop wheeled beds, chairs and other furniture from rolling around on wooden floors.