How to Protect Kitchen Tile Floors From Chair Marks

A tile floor is lasting, but it’s not resistant to scuffs. Having a table set up from the kitchen, it can seem to be a constant struggle to keep the floor clean, as chair legs scuff and mark the floor from shoving it straight in or pulling out the chair from the table. Providing some sort of cushion between the tile and the chair legs protects the tile, eliminating those markings.

Assess Those Chair Legs

Many metal and wood chairs have plastic pads or protective bumpers on the bottom of the legs to prevent scuffs and scratches. These even fall off or can wear down. Flip the seats over or on and then inspect every chair leg bottom to determine if a mat was ever in place on your chair and if so, whether one of those pads is overlooking. Replace a lost pad with a variant found in furniture supply shop or a house improvement.

Felt Pads for Invisible Protection

Chair legs which do not have any protective covering around the bottom tend to be causing marks or scuffs on tile, and even some with plastic pads might cause floor marks. Clean out the bottoms of the legs with a household cleaner, then sand any areas that are demanding before attaching stick-on felt pads for a cushy spacer between chair and floor. Trim them down to size with scissors, if the pads are too big for your chair legs. When the backing on the felt does not stick employ a little bit of craft epoxy designed for surfaces and both cloth.

Hand-Crafted Cushioned Pads

Make your own chair leg pads from craft foam and stick it. If the foam is narrow, pile sheets of it to make layers, then adhering every layer to the next. Trace around the chair leg to cut the foam pads to dimensions. Check the pads by tipping the seats to find out whether any pads require replacement. Like felt pads, foam could be installed over an existing plastic chair leg protector or to the chair leg underside itself.

Area Rug Treatment

The floor is protected by an area rug big enough to span a few feet beyond the table distance in all directions from chair marks, in addition to spills. Choose as it might become dirty under heavy use, a rug that is easy to wash for optimal results. Shake or beat the rug outdoors or as needed to remove dust and crumbs.

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