I'm floored that I'm writing the HiveMind about THIS.
August 29, 2008 11:43 AM Subscribe
How best to protect hardwood floors from chairs?
posted by canine epigram to home & garden (8 answers total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
I did a search on "protecting hardwood floors" and didn't find much.
We've just moved into our nearly-new condo, and have company over quite a bit, and we sit around the dining table in wooden chairs. Despite putting those sticky felt pads on the chair feet, the dining room floor is still sustaining a lot of surface scratches and scuffs - the pads shift under people's weight, they slowly slide off the chair feet, deform unevenly, etc.
We're likely eventually to get a rug in the dining room (partially for this reason, and also to cut the echo), but until we do, how best to protect the floor, because the pads aren't cutting it?
I suppose we could get a cheap(ish) remnant and put that down until we can afford a real rug, but even a remnant would run near $100, not look terribly great, and then only get used for a few months until we've got a rug - but at the rate this is going, I can't wait a few months to deal with the problem.
Help me hivemind!