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How to Keep Sectional from Sliding on Hardwood Floor...

We just bought a large leather sectional for our living room. We have hardwood floors in our home. We bought the felt pads for all the legs to prevent them from scratching our hardwood. However, the thing slides around the floor like you wouldn't believe! Which my children think is a blast. LOL Anyway, we we really don't want to get an area rug, but we can't seem to think of another way to keep this couch still.....

What can I do next?

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Buy that rubber grip stuff for cabinets and cut it to fit the tips of the legs. You can find it where the shelf liner is in KMart.

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Get the rubber pads for the legs, as well as the felt pads. That will help. If you still find it sliding, buy a narrow carpet runner for under each section, that way you have carpet under the sectional to prevent slipping, but yet, you don't see it. If it still slips a little bit, you can use carpet tape to hold the runner down. I used that on my hardwood floors and it did not damage the floors when we pulled the tape off.

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use rubber cabinet liners, cut them in the shape of the bottom of your couch legs and your couch should stay still

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I was going to suggest rubber pads, but I see that has been said!

Just wanted to thank you for bringing a laugh to my morning with the visual of children using the furniture like a theme park! We get a lot of that at my house too, glad I am not the only one!

Have a great day

P

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Buy that rubber grip stuff for cabinets and cut it to fit the tips of the legs. You can find it where the shelf liner is in KMart.

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We use the stick-on rubber pads, I think they are by 3M and we bought them in the same section where they sell the felt pads. Works great, your furniture will NOT move.

Hi M.,

We have the same problem...We went to Lowe's and got the rubber bottom pads. They are in the same section as the felt pads. We found that the couch will still move a little if you throw yourself onto it, but it isn't as much with the felt pads. Hope this helps. :)

I had the same problem and I went to Lowes and got some rubber type pads that stick on the legs of the couch....hasn't moved an inch since I put them on!! Good luck!

How about getting some of those rubber things that you put under your rugs so they don't slide. You can cut it down to a small piece that fits under the feet of the couch. You can even use those rubber things for your shelves but you have to be careful b/c some make the floor change color. There are specific rubber backs for the hardwood floors. I got mine at World Mkt if you have one of those.
You could try pieces of cardboard or pieces of carpet cut small but that may slide too. You could even get some type of rubber in the floor/chair pads section that you can just stick to the bottom of the pads that you already have.

I have had this problem for years and I've tried nearly everything mentioned in this article. The ONLY thing I have found that really keeps my sectional from sliding (even with two teens in the house) is called "Couch Clamp." It is a large elastic band that goes around the legs of your sectional and snaps it back into place every time!

We have a sectional with hardwood floor also. If you look at the store you should find round pads much like the felt ones that have foam/rubber bottoms. This prevents the couch from sliding. I think you can find them at any store like Walmart.

We have hardwood floors as well. To keep furniture from sliding around, try cutting a piece of the rubber backing (that you can buy to put under carpets to keep them from sliding) and putting it under the legs of the couch. I haven't had to use anything to prevent sliding, but we came up with that solution in case we did start to have a problem with the furniture dancing around the floor. (We just had our hardwood floors installed about a year ago.)

Hope this helps!

M.,
Get those hard rubber coasters for furniture. You can get them at most hardware stores, Walmart and Target. We have them under our furniture and they are great.
T.

At Lowes or Home Depot, you can buy plastic/rubber squares that attach to the feet of the furniture.I think we had to screw them in. We had to do the same thing!

go to walmart and get some shelf/drawer liner. It's in with the contact paper that you line shelves and drawers with butit's kind of a puffy, non-skid stuff. It comes in a roll and you line shelves and drawers with it.

You can also wipe hot glue on the bottoms and let it dry - if you're into heavy lifting :)

The liner will probably work best

Ditto what Lisa & Tracy said -- rubber non-slip shelf liner thingies. My mom has tile on her steps going outside, which get wet when it rains, and we've used those on there, and they are *great* -- if they'll do that, they'll stop the couch from slipping!

Get the rubber pads for the legs, as well as the felt pads. That will help. If you still find it sliding, buy a narrow carpet runner for under each section, that way you have carpet under the sectional to prevent slipping, but yet, you don't see it. If it still slips a little bit, you can use carpet tape to hold the runner down. I used that on my hardwood floors and it did not damage the floors when we pulled the tape off.

Don't use the rug pads as some have suggested. On chair legs, etc, where there is a lot of pressure over a small square footage, they end up welding themselves to the floor and take a lot of scrubbing to get up. Solid foam pads with a sticky side that can be affixed to the chair legs may be a better option.

There is a great product for kitchen cabinets, and draws that comes in all colors. It's a type of foam mat that you can get at the dollar stores and Wal-mart. I took all the labels off, so I can't help you with the name. It's very holly and people use it under rugs too. I would replace the felt with it, and maybe even double it because of the weight of the sofa. If I find our what it's called I'll let you know.

the rug liners work but I found that the sticky backed craft foam works also. It will allow you to move it just enough to help when cleaning under it. Good look.

Maybe one of those non-slip rug pads you use to keep rugs from sliding around on hardwood? You could cut pieces to fit. Good luck!

It's going to seem silly, but try putting a piece of cork board (you can get them from the craft store) under each leg. It'll prevent scratches and stop most major sliding.

My husband does hardwood flooring for a living. We have hardwood in our living room and put rubber pads instead of felt pads on the couch and table legs. They work just the same with keeping the floor from getting scratched while keeping your furniture from moving all over the place, too.

Try to get the pads that are rubbery on the bottom instead of the felt, they will still protect the floor but will not move.

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