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Question DetailsAsked on 6/17/2016

what type of sliders should be used?

Just had my hardwood floors refinished and need to know what type of sliders to use under my sofa, china closet, dining room table etc.

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Here is a link to that question awhile ago, with several responses -

On hard floors, I personally detest the hard nylon/teflon ones - not only because any grit that gets in there tends to embed in the surface and it then acts as a "handle" for the grit to gouge into the floor, but also they generally are curved up at the edge, so it wedges grit into the slider rather than pushing it along in front like a flush one would.

I recommend several layers of folder cloth under the feet for occasional moves (say major floor washing/waxing) - under itmes frequently moved, glued on thick felt pads, and put them mon your chore list to check every month or three for wear - you want to cut/peel them off and put on new ones BEFORE you hear that gouging screech as someone pushes their chair back. And for heavy items, ALWAYS clean the floor where it is going to be moved before the move, to get grit off the floor in its path.

Answered 4 years ago by LCD

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