Protecting Hardwood Floors

February 15, 2008

A dining room with hardwood floors.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.


By Jenn from Lenox, MA

Read More Comments

4 More Solutions

This page contains the following solutions.

Bronze Post Medal for All Time! 169 Posts
June 6, 2012

This is something I haven't thought about since the 1950s when everyone had hardwood floors. We bought a 1955 rancher and DH is refinishing the living room and hall floors. I just remembered some things I used to do to protect my floors when moving furniture.


Gold Post Medal for All Time! 969 Posts
October 13, 2020

I recently broke down an etagere' because the back brace wasn't there. I got tired of it wobbling so I removed it. They come apart in the middle, so I found myself with a perfectly good shelf.


I made it into a "end of the bed" shelf for clothes.


September 10, 2013

As we all know, dogs will keep going back to the places they smell their scent. Even if we can not smell it, they can. My little Yorkie ruined our carpet, which we are pulling up and replacing with hardwood.



Here are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community.

July 11, 2013

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.


July 12, 20130 found this helpful

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.


Gold Feedback Medal for All Time! 949 Feedbacks
July 14, 20130 found this helpful

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.

Answer this Question
Home and Garden Home Improvement FlooringJuly 10, 2013
Birthday Ideas!
Valentine's Ideas!
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2024-01-22 18:26:36 in 8 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2024 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.