My furniture kept scratching my floor. I bought the carpet piece they sell for $1 at Dollar Tree. I cut it to the size I needed and used mounting tape ($1 at Dollar Tree) to affix to all my furniture. This way you get the size and shape you need. One carpet piece goes a long way. This is much less expense than buying the ready made pads.
By Conniek812 from Evansville, IN
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Use felt on the bottom of your furniture legs to prevent scratching the floor underneath.
Editor's Note: We recently installed hardwood floors in our house and this tip is a must. The cheapest way that we have found to do this is to buy bigger pieces of felt with adhesive on the back. The brand we have been buying is by Soft Touch and the product is called "Heavy Duty Felt Blanket". You get two 4 1/2 in. by 6 in. pieces of self-stick felt that can be cut into pieces to fit different types of furniture. Some lazy-boy style chairs may need long, large pieces, while dining room chairs just need four small pieces. It's cheaper to buy the big large pieces and cut them to fit than it is to buy the variety packs that may or may not work with the different types of furniture you have.
You can also buy some felt fabric and glue it onto the furniture but one advantage of the self stick is that it is fairly easy to remove if need be.
If anyone else has any more tips for preventing scratches on floors, feel free to submit them.
I am very interested in purchasing the ''Heavy Duty Felt Blanket''by ''Soft Touch'', but cannot locate them on the computer.Do you have an e-mail address for the company ? Thank you. (03/24/2005)
We purchased ours at Fred Meyer http://fredmeyer.com/ which is are stores in Washington State and Oregon. The company that makes them is Waxman. Here is that companies web address: http://www.waxman.com/surfaceprotectionproducts.htm
The product is Soft Touch by Waxman, Heavy Duty Felt Blanket (7200) 4 1/2 in x 6 in.
Hope this helps,
Susan from ThriftyFun (03/24/2005)
Thank you so very much for the information on this product. (03/28/2005)
I used to get these glides at Walmart and can no longer find them. I have looked in a lot of places and to no avail. We use these on chairs to move on carpet in a dining room. They are great.Please help Thanks (12/01/2008)
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