I need to put some felt glides on new dining room set to protect the
hardwood floor. I'm trying keep from doing this twice. Which are more likely
to stay put, the adhesive or the nail on glides?
I have both. The stick-ons are not bad. I never had any come off. I
also have the screw-on teflon glides. I had to drill a pilot hole first
in the leg to avoid splitting the wood. What I am starting to notice
though is that the teflon is wearing off, thus leaving the screw
exposed and almost dragging on the floor, so I am keeping an eye out
I've never had an adhesive glide work for more than a couple of months
before it started creeping off the end of the chair leg. Nail-on would
certainly seem to be more permanent but all that I've seen would be
rather unsightly on a piece of fine wood furniture. A while back I saw a
style of felt glide that had a small-diameter stem molded onto the top
that would insert into a hole drilled into the chair leg and it looked
as if it might be a step up from the nailed type in that little would be
visible. Unfortunately I've lost track of the manufacturer.
I've had good luck with adhesive felt glides, sliding over oak floors..
After a year, still no appreciable wear, and all 24 are still aligned with
the chair legs. A tip: scrape and lightly block-sand chair leg bottoms,
then wipe with alcohol or similar solvent. The new contact adhesives depend
on a really clean surface, to stick properly.
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