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

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