My dining room chairs were scratching my hardwood floors. Instead of spending money on the stick-on felt thingys that fall off, I cut furry fabric (I used a 2 liter bottle cap as a template for cutting) and hot glued them to the feet of all my chairs.
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I have an antique rocker I would like to use on a hardwood floor. How can I keep it from scratching the floor other than buying an area rug for it?
By Rachel D.
Go to Home Depot, Lowe's or your local hardware store and buy felt strips that are made specifically to put on the bottom of furniture to keep it from scratching your floors. They also make the furniture very easy to move.
Hi - you can use felt on the bottom of the rocker but it could be "dangerous" as this will make the rocker slide very easily when you begin to use. It could "slide" right out from under you! I had a friend that had something similar happen and it had bad consequences - use an area rug.
Hopefully someone else may have a better idea.