Saturday, 30 November 2013

Felt Pads and For Underneath Furniture Legs

Felt Pads are perfect for minimizing scraping noises and preventing damage.

Quick tips:

1. Make sure you clean the bottom of the leg before adding the felt pad. Obviously, the base of any furniture will be dirty, possibly preventing proper adhesion.

2. Hold the pad firmly to the base of the leg for at least 10 seconds in order to ensure a tight seal.
Cheap and simple

Felt pads won't break the bank, and not only protect flooring, but also minimize the loud scraping noises made by chairs as they're pulled in and out.

1. Several sizes available
2. Peel and stick
3. Easy to modify shape or size for correct fit

Click here to view felt pads on Amazon

Wipe the leg base clean, peel off the backing to expose the adhesive and then stick them on. There are similar options available that are more heavy duty, which come with a nail in the center which can be hammered into your chair legs. However, the product manufacturers claim these adhesive pads will remain in place with normal use. 

If you can't find the perfect size for your furniture leg, it's really not an issue as you can simply cut them to fit. There are a number of different sizes, and pack quantities to suit each buyer.

Chair Leg Silencers

If you're constantly irritated by that horrible scraping noise made by chair legs as they're pulled in and out, you may be more interested in a specially designed silencer

1. Fits up to 1.25" chair leg width.
2. Several color choices available.
3. Easy "push on and twist" installation. 
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These silencers could be described as more of a "specialized" silencer. Felt pads are designed to protect whilst remaining invisible, whilst also cutting back on noise. However, these silencers have not been designed to be concealed, with all effort appearing to have gone into their ability to stop noise and provide protection. They're quite prominent, but I like that, as they're unique and cool.

There are several different colors to choose from, so they can be used to compliment your flooring or chairs. I personally think they're really cute, and prefer the idea of a proper silencer that will completely prevent that maddening noise of chairs scraping on kitchen floors. I see them as slightly quirky and creative and think they could even start conversations as I think they'd arouse a little curiosity in visitors. 

I remember each morning, getting up for breakfast and having to slowly pull out and push in the chairs at my kitchen table as I was worried I'd wake up my housemates. I wish I'd been aware of chair silencers back then.

Will these also provide sufficient protection?  

Yes, they will. They will extend the life of your floors by preventing scratches and dents in all kinds of flooring, maintaining value and an attractive appearance.