Best Floor Protectors to Stop Your Furniture From Damaging Your Floors

The best floor protectors to stop furniture from damaging floors

Floor Protectors for Furniture Legs

Why do I need Floor Protectors?

Furniture is by far the most common cause of damage to hard floor surfaces. Most furniture will generally have ineffective or no form of floor protectors attached to it, so when it’s moved scratches, it gouges and causes other expensive damage.

Fitting good quality floor protectors will dramatically help to stop these problems.

Which floor protectors are right for me?

Choosing the right floor protectors can be worked out by asking yourself the following questions:

1.    Do I want a long term or short term solution?

2.    Do I want premium, budget or in between?

3.    What type of furniture do I have and what’s it used for?

In order to answer the first 2 questions you’ll need to know the difference and I’ll explain below.

There are 4 choices on the market that we’ve reviewed and each have their upsides and downsides.

Felt Floor Protectors are designed to be used under chairs, tables and most furniture pieces to protect timber, vinyl and tile floor surfaces.

Felt floor protectors are:

  • Self Adhesive.
  • Heavy Duty Felt.

Upside of Felt Floor Protectors:

  • Slide easily & makes furniture easier to move.
  • Reduces noise.
  • Suitable for most types of furniture.
  • Easy to fit.
  • Can be used on most floors.

Downside of Felt Floor Protectors:

  • Can peel off easily.
  • Need to be checked regularly for wear.
  • Can flatten out when carrying heavy weight.
  • Need to be cleaned on a regular basis to avoid lint and dirt build up which becomes very abrasive.
  • Short lifespan.
  • Can come off without warning.

Gorilla Felt Floor Protectors are:

Attached to the furniture with small spikes, adhesive or screws.

The only felt on the market with a 12 month warranty

Upside Gorilla Felt Floor Protectors

  • Easy to attach.
  • Long Lasting.
  • Don’t peel off.
  • Slide smoothly and quietly.

Downside to Gorilla Felt

  • Limited Range

Gorilla Grippers are:

  • Simple to fit no drilling or screws required.
  • Super Strong & very effective.

Upside Gorilla Furniture Grippers

Easy to fit.

Good variety of shapes and sizes including cut your own shapes.

Slipstick Foot Floor Protectors

If you’re looking for, long term floor protection products, that won’t come off, and last a long time, you can’t go past a product called, “Slipstick Foot”.

They have a comprehensive range of “furniture sliders” for chairs and barstools, a range of “furniture grippers” to stop your furniture moving and a range of “castor cups”, as well as “furniture movers”.

All designed around durability and multiple uses for most types of furniture.

Upside of Slipstick Foot Floor Protectors

  • Never peel off, attached with a super strong adhesive and screw.
  • Very stable! Large and small castor cups fit securely under wheels and castors.
  • Easy to keep clean.  Just wipe with a damp cloth.
  • Each foot can hold up to 250kg
  • Large variety of floor protectors that slide and grip as well as castor cups and more.
  • Specially formulated O’ring will protect all floor coatings.
  • Easy to follow fitting instructions are on the back of every Slipstick foot packet.
  • Long lifespan.
  • Slipstick feet are backed by a 5-year Free Replacement Warranty (Commercial Warranty 1-year).

Downside of Slipstick Floor Protectors

  • More expensive than felts
  • Slightly harder to fit than felt

Now that we’ve identified the difference between each type of floor protector the easiest way to go from here is to answer the following:

What type of furniture do I have and what it is used for?

Is the furniture stationary and only moved occasionally? Example: TV Cabinet, Wall Unit.

In this case you could use either felt or the Slipstick Foot Furniture Grippers. The grippers would be excellent for putting under a coffee table or a dining table where it could get bumped or any item that could cause damage if it was accidently moved.

The felt would be perfect under a wall unit where it would never get moved or bumped.

Is the furniture being moved all the time? Example: Dining Chairs, Barstools.

In this case the Slipstick Sliders, Gorilla Felts or the standard felt could be used, so you would need to decide whether you’re willing to risk the possibility of the felt peeling off or eliminating that risk and using the Slipstick Foot Slider that is permanently attached and won’t peel off.

Is the furniture on castors? Example Piano, Bed Ensemble.

In this case you only have one choice and that is the Slipstick Foot for Castors. The reason being there is no way of attaching felt under a castor wheel.

Next Steps

Whether you decide to use the Felt Floor Protectors, Gorilla Felt Floor Protectors, Gorilla Furniture Grippers the Slipstick Foot Premium Floor Protectors or a combination you still have a couple of things to do.

  • Create a list of all the furniture items you’ve got and what pieces will need protectors.
  • Next workout whether you’ll need sliders, grippers or felt and measure the size of the legs that the protectors are going to be fitted too.

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