Thanksgiving is a wonderful holiday when family and friends join for a feast and together time. As the celebration comes to an end and all of your guests leave with arms full of leftovers, they may have forgotten to take one thing with them….. the scratches and scuff marks they left behind. EEEKKKKK!!!!! (well.. maybe I’m being a little over dramatic)
No matter what type of chair, where you got it, or how old it is, inevitably you’ll need some type of furniture feet to protect your floors. Even if you claim you hardly ever use the dinette chair set in the dining room, a little Holiday named “Thanksgiving” comes along and the dinette set becomes the place to be. Protect your flooring from chair legs, so you won’t have to hold your breath every time a guest scooches their chair closer to the table.
The easiest to use chair leg protection I have come across is called a “Clear Sleeve Leg Protector.” It slips right over the chair leg so there is no messy adhesive stickers or screw/nailing to deal with. The slip on part is made of a clear flexible vinyl and the bottom is a heavy-duty brown felt. Each package contains (4) sleeves and is available in 4 sizes 1″ to 1 3/4″ (bottom of the chair leg diameter).
Link to all of our furniture feet: http://www.installerstore.com/Flooring-Protection.html
If you are reading this post-Thanksgiving, and scuff marks from shoes, chairs, etc have already appeared, have no fear. There is an easy and non-chemical way to clean and it costs a whooping 2 cents….. pencil erasers. Simply use the pink eraser end of a standard pencil and erase the scuff marks from the floor. If that doesn’t work, try a non-gel toothpaste. Put the toothpaste on the scuff mark and rub it with a toothbrush (unless you like the taste of feet I would recommend using an old one). Rinse it, wipe it down with a soft cloth and let it area dry.
Bottom line is RELAX and enjoy your thanksgiving. Whatever accidents or tragedies that may happen to your house during Thanksgiving, check back here for helpful hints to solve it. But make sure to share your story as well 🙂