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Suggestions for floor protection

by Blindhog
posted 09-27-2018 11:19 PM


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lumbering_on

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#1 posted 09-28-2018 01:25 AM

If you don’t want it to slide a lot, you can always use neoprene pads, which are similar to the material used on push pads.

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B06XGTJHZ8/?coliid=I2NB6BLDCJH9W9&colid=24IUD0AAWO6F5&psc=0&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

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#2 posted 09-28-2018 01:25 AM

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CWWoodworking

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#3 posted 09-28-2018 01:48 AM

They make plastic push in things that will cover up the hole and provide a little protection. I would add felt to the plastic things.

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#4 posted 09-28-2018 01:53 AM

Like this

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#5 posted 09-28-2018 02:09 AM

Cork. It will not slide on the hardwood. You can get it in sheets or blocks.

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#6 posted 09-28-2018 02:31 AM

Does cork mar floor finishes over time? I honestly don’t know. My experience is things that are made with glue, rubber, plastic, etc leave marks eventually.

Your right about felt sliding, but with dining tables it is not as much of an issue.

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#7 posted 09-28-2018 07:41 AM

IMHO – Problem with any heavy furniture on hardwood floor is dirt getting trapped under the feet and scratching up wood during inevitable movement. If it table is heavy, do not need to worry about limiting movement with cork or rubber.
I prefer to apply 1/4” wool felt, or indoor/outdoor carpet to bottom of furniture feet using contact cement. Soft pad will cushion dust/sand and reduce potential for floor damage.
Can also buy or make a custom rounded edge HDPE pad using wood working tools to attach on bottom surface with recessed screws. But I find that HDPE has low friction on hardwood, and table will slide a little too easy.

YMMV

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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Blindhog

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#8 posted 09-28-2018 11:46 AM

Thanks to everyone for their ideas. Cork may be the solution as the table will be heavy enough to avoid any substantial movement.

-- Don't let perfection get in the way of plenty good enough

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