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Teflon sticky tape? Or - how do I make this floor mat glide?
February 19, 2014 10:46 AM   Subscribe

Is there something like a teflon sticky tape - sticky on one side, Teflon on the other - that I can attach to this floor mat so I can move it around easily throughout the day? More details...

Hey hivemind,

I have a cushioned floor mat that I stand on. I need to move it from place to place during the day.

I'm not a big fan of touching (kinda dirty) so I'd like to kick/drag it around. Unfortunately, the base surface is carpet so there is drag, and I'm sure it's wearing down the mat.

I thought about gluing some of those furniture movers from Home Depot/Lowes to to the bottom, but those are really thick and make the pad uneven.

Is there something like a teflon sticky tape - sticky on one side, Teflon on the other?

I've done some searches and haven't quite found anything like this.
posted by bluelava to Home & Garden (4 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
 
the base surface is carpet so there is drag, and I'm sure it's wearing down the mat.

It is unlikely that carpet is abrasive enough to significantly wear down the mat.

I'd like to kick/drag it around

Anything you put on the underside of the mat that makes it easier to move will just make it dangerous. If you step on the mat with one foot it could move before you put your weight fully on it, which will likely make you do an impromptu splits or fall over.

Please reconsider this. Just have a glove handy to move the dirty mat with.
posted by Brockles at 10:52 AM on February 19 [4 favorites]


I would punch a hole in the mat, thread a piece of string through it and pull it whenever I needed to move it. Or buy a second mat.
posted by JohnnyGunn at 10:57 AM on February 19 [6 favorites]


Teflon sticky tape.
posted by phunniemee at 11:15 AM on February 19 [2 favorites]


You want ultra-high molecular weight (UHMW) polyethylene tape or sheets. 3M among others makes them. Here are some sheets at Amazon, $8.22/ft² - only 4 left in stock!
posted by nicwolff at 11:37 AM on February 19


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