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« on: August 23, 2007 10:55:22 PM »

I have a large Ethan Allen sofa and can't afford to replace it right now, I'm also in the process of slip covering it so would like to keep it. The issue I have is even though its a good sized piece it slides all over wood floors. I have tried felt and carpet glue to the feet, both end up eventually ripping off as the dang thing moves every time you sit down. I have tried placing the front feet on the area rug I have but it still slides right off and moves all over the floor.
I have tried furniture feet cups hoping the hard rubber would keep it somewhat in place, to no avail the rubber moved with it and nicked into the floor.
I tried no skid mats and they just imprinted themselves into the wood floors.
It's driving me nuts! The sofa is actually heavy, I can lift about 80lbs bending at the knees and lifting up and this sofa takes some work for me to lift, but, as soon as even my 10 yr old flops down on it....across the floor it goes.
Other then cutting holes in the floor and permanently sinking my sofa in place does anyone have any ideas to make my sofa stay put?
and in the spot were I would like it there isn't room to have any furniture behind it to stabilize it. This is kind of the problem. Theres about 2 ft behind the sofa to use as the main walk way through the house and most days it's slid back so far, and of course NO ONE noticed and put it back, that you can't walk through the front door. So a heavy sofa table is out as theres just not enough room.
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« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2007 05:20:28 PM »

Would it be possible to cut the legs off?
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« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2007 05:53:01 AM »

Would it be possible to cut the legs off?

I don't think it would help then it would be fabric on the bare wood floors and slide even more Sad
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« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2007 07:08:03 AM »

Hmm... But it would provide more surface area for some kind of anti-sliding material. You could cut the legs off and then put that rubbery, anti-slip stuff over the whole bottom. Smiley Of course, if it uglified the couch to much it probably wouldn't be worth it.

Another idea... What about putting an area rug under the couch that was completely coated on the bottom with anti-slip material?
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« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2007 08:43:55 AM »

Actually my idea was an area rug too.
You could try putting a non slip mat down and then a pretty rug on top of it.

When I bought my couch the delivery men told me to not use the regular sticky pads that came with it. They told me to cut circles of real rubber like bicycle tire rubber and to glue them to the legs with gorilla glue.
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« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2007 08:07:01 PM »

cut circles of real rubber like bicycle tire rubber and to glue them to the legs with gorilla glue.

Ohhh going to have to try this. I can see that helping as like a bike tube would have more friction then those plastic furniture disks, and may keep it in place better or at least better then it is now. Thanks
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007 01:44:28 PM »

If all else fails...Gorilla glue will hold ANYTHING to the floor!!! LOL  Wink
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« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2007 02:47:29 PM »

If the legs screw off, you could try replacing them with bun feet instead. That style is less likely to gouge the wood of the flooring at least.
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« Reply #8 on: September 04, 2007 06:59:18 PM »

If all else fails...Gorilla glue will hold ANYTHING to the floor!!! LOL  Wink

yeah I may put a streak of it in front of the couch to stick my family members in place before they can sit down...then my couch won't move hehehehe
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« Reply #9 on: September 08, 2007 07:36:30 PM »

I have a super lightweight couch on ceramic tile : / same issues. Mine is so light my 5 year old can lift it >< I've been through 3 sets of the 'sticky' feet, they work for about 2 weeks... I like the rubber tire thing I'll let you know if it's effective on tile!
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