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#1 Highlander1

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Posted November 17 2006 - 9:58 AM

I'm looking for alternates to the round circular pre-cut, pre-glued pads that are attached to the bottom of chair legs to protect hardwood floors. The ones i have been buying last about a month and they ahve to be continously re-attached, unless you clean the glue residue off the bottom of the chair glide, it will fall off in a day or two.

Do they make an industrial type pad or glue that holds better or does anyone have an alternate suggestion that can be used.
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Posted November 17 2006 - 10:42 AM

if you don't care what they look like, use tennis balls with a slit cut in them

failing that, good luck!

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Posted November 17 2006 - 10:49 AM

If you don't mind the "crutchtip" look, the Fuji BRC but caps are bulletproof and I don't think they leave marks.
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Posted November 17 2006 - 11:32 AM

There are types that nail onto the legs rather than glue. I've seen them in both HD and Lowes. I'm not sure how small they make them.
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Posted November 17 2006 - 12:41 PM

Gorilla glue would probably hold. Wet the surface first and DONT get it on your skin.

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Posted November 17 2006 - 6:07 PM


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Originally Posted by canyondiver


If you don't mind the "crutchtip" look, the Fuji BRC but caps are bulletproof and I don't think they leave marks.





Them caps come in lotsa sizes.
I used em on the barstools for my buddys' outdoor bar to keep the stools from scratchin up the decking.
I didnt like the length of them either, so I just cut em shorter with a sheetrock knife...
They come in a few colors as well.
If ya cant get a tight/perfect fit, a dab of silicone caulk in each one before ya slip em on should keep em on just fine



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Posted November 17 2006 - 6:55 PM

Someone makes adhesive felt pads that work pretty good for us. The pads slide nicely on the hardwood so they don't come off unless you peel them off. The rubber ones tend to "catch" on the floor and flop off after a while. The felt ones come in assorted sizes but I've only seen them in beige color. Got them at the local hardware store.

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Posted November 17 2006 - 7:46 PM

holy cat dogs ben , thats nice. and i mean your buddys setup.

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Posted November 17 2006 - 8:05 PM


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Originally Posted by rob-s


holy cat dogs ben , thats nice. and i mean your buddys setup.





Thanks Rob.
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Posted November 17 2006 - 8:57 PM

well he used you to make some ka ching on that one,, but thats the bissness. you did a good job .

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Posted November 21 2006 - 9:33 AM

I went with the felt under my chairs, table, appliances, etc. You can buy it a lowes or H D. It is 1/8 thick, the package comes with pre-cut circles or you can cut your own size pads.
I use a dap of two part epoxy to hold them in place. Been on everything for two years and not a one as come off.
The nice thing is they don't show, the chairs slide well and no scratches.

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Posted November 21 2006 - 2:17 PM

Known in the trade as glides, never use the generic nail on nylon glides! the nylon wears away exposing the nail head. On hardwood floors we do as stated above, felt attached with a quality adhesive like 3M 74 not (77) works very well for a product you can buy outside the trade, epoxy works very well but it's almost permanant, I prefer a good quality fabric adhesive, because even thick felt will wear away and need to be redone.

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Posted November 21 2006 - 6:51 PM

Get some epoxy and glue the, to the floor so they can't move. Problem solved.
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