Don’t let your metal chair legs scratch your wood floors… Learn how to protect floors from metal barstools!
Metal barstools like the ones we used at our island at the ranch house are becoming increasingly popular. In fact, metal furniture legs in general are trending right now… but nobody wants to ruin their floors with said trendy furniture, right?? Unfortunately, even plastic protectors made to fit tend to spin around and slide off and generally don’t get the job done. But I’m thrilled to share a quick and easy solution to the problem of how to protect floors from metal barstools. Because this certainly wasn’t working…
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I always find myself chuckling when I write a post like this. It’s not rocket science. It’s not even particularly beautiful. But necessity is the mother of invention, and protecting the wood floors from the metal barstool legs with definitely a necessity… and since I’ve gotten questions from reader’s about this very thing, I’d be silly to keep it to myself. The solution? Hot glue, of course. Isn’t it always?! 😉
Here’s what you’ll need:
- plastic floor glides that fit your metal chair legs (like these: for 1″ tubing, for .8″ tubing, for .6″ tubing, and for .4″ tubing)
just FYI, my barstools came with these
- adhesive felt strips like in this felt pad floor protection pack
- hot glue gun
Time needed: 3 minutes.
Protect your wood floors from metal stools
- Decide where to put your plastic floor glides
Set the barstool on its legs to see the natural touch points with the ground and make note. That’s where you’ll want to put your plastic floor protectors.
- Hot glue the glides to the metal chair legs
Put a thin bead of hot glue directly onto the metal and slip the floor glide over the spot.
- Optional: add felt pads
For additional protection, cut a small strip of adhesive felt pad to fit the plastic floor glide and attach before using barstools.
Like I said, it’s so simple it’s silly! Before, it was totally a losing battle… But it’s been several months since I glued the feet on, and not a single one has come off or spun around since. It gives me such peace of mind, especially since the island is my kids’ favorite spot at the ranch!
I hope this helps! Be sure to pin it. 🙂