We often see the scratchy floor beneath the bed, sofa, table, chair, especially under the dining table. Sliding of furniture makes ugly marks and left an unpleasant environment for you. Rubbing and brushing cannot remove these marks.
On the other hand, brushing and rubbing can make those marks more evident. A Matter of regret is that those marks are made by your favorite furniture. So, you can’t throw your furniture for the sake of your floor’s smoothness.
Not only the floor; the sliding furniture can also cause harm to itself.
There is a pro way to stop sliding furniture. It is cost-effective, takes fewer efforts, so easy and doable tasks. So, let’s dive into this amazing DIY furniture grippers making tutorial.
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DIY Furniture Grippers Ideas: Stop Furniture From Sliding On Floors
Either it lefts marks on the floor or not, sliding furniture is always unwanted. When your floor is wooden it becomes more problematic. Here I am going to show you how to keep furniture from sliding on hardwood floors.
You can use non-slip furniture pads. You can buy it from any hardware stores but I like to make things my own. It saves money, there is no hard-working and most importantly you can give it shapes like round shape, triangle shape, diamond shape, rectangular shape, whatever you like or the exact shape of your furniture’s leg.
Without further delay, let’s start making DIY non slip furniture pads:
Make Sure you Have These Things:
- Hardware scissors
- Thick scrap cardboard
- Grip liner
First take measures (length, wide) of the leg of the furniture (take multiple measures if your furniture legs are different from one another). Do you have the marker with you? Take it. Put one of your furniture’s leg on the scrap cardboard, mark every end of every side of the furniture’s leg with the marker. Then take it out. You are done with measuring part.
Cut the Scrap Cardboard
Here comes the cutting part. Use your scissors. Take the scrap cardboard and cut it according to the markings, now you have a perfectly shaped scrap cardboards. Cut it straightly, bumpy cutting or uneven cutting is not going to give it a nice look.
Make the Scrap Cardboard Thick Enough
If the cardboard isn’t thick enough you can add some more of them to make it thick. Make it at least ½ inch thick. Don’t make it too much thicker.
Grip Liner Cutting
You have the grip liner, haven’t you? This is the thing that saves your hardwood or tiles floor from ugly black spots. Place the scrap cardboard on the grip liner, cut the liner according to the measurement of the scrap cardboard carefully. Now you have shaped scrap cardboard, shaped grip liner as well.
Your grippers are ready. You have done it. Be proud of yourself.
Perfectly Placing the Gripper
Place each gripper under your furniture’s legs. Now give it a try. Push it, push it the way your furniture get pushed every day. If your furniture is not moving or sliding then you are fine.
If it is still moving or sliding, don’t be upset. It means your scrap cardboards or grip liner aren’t thick enough. Here you can add some craft foams (use silicon adhesive to stuck) or you can end up buying little thicker grip liner this time.
Some Useful Tips
We have some furniture which we move occasionally like beds, sofas, wardrobes, etc while we have some furniture we often move like dining chairs. You have to do a thing for your frequently moving furniture. Stuck the pad with glue or silicone adhesive. Then it will be stuck to the furniture’s leg tightly.
Wipe under the leg of furniture, paint some glue on it. Paint it in zig-zag style. Wait until it becomes dry then stuck the pad you have made. Now turn the furniture upright. You are done.
Don’t use cheap materials while crafting these furniture grippers. It will not last long if you do not use sturdy cardboards and grip liner.
Before placing the pad under the furniture make sure that the surface of your furniture’s leg is even and smooth. Otherwise, the uneven, bumpy or sharp surface will cut through the grip eventually and it will start harming your hardwood or tiles floor again.
Always place the smooth surface of the pad up and textured surface down to the floor. It helps it to stick to the floor.
To Sum Up
Now, no matter how many times your kids jump on the sofa or in the bed, these DIY furniture grippers aren’t going to move. No matter how many times you move your dining table and change the design of your rooms, no stains or unwanted marks are going to be left on the floor again.
Additionally, you don’t need to pull things up to move from one place to another. So, make things easy and stay happy.