We replaced our nasty old carpet with wood laminate floors a few years back and I’ve never regretted it. The only thing that I DIDN’T like about it was that every time someone sat on our couch it slid back and hit the wall. So I did a little research on how to keep furniture from sliding and found the perfect solution for us!
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I started off using this tape that we already had on hand to keep our rugs from slipping. It would work for a week or two then the sticky would slowly wear off and the couch would be hitting the wall again.
How to Stop Furniture From Sliding
Then I found these anti-skid pads on Amazon for just a few dollars. The ones I found are from Shepherds Hardware.
I was a little skeptical when I found them. I didn’t see how they would be any different than the rug tape we had used before.
First of all, I had to trim them to fit the bottom of our couch legs. (They do come in different sizes, I just didn’t think ahead to get the right size.) I used an old pair of craft scissors with no problem.
One side has self adhesive on it and stuck right to the bottom of the couch leg. The black side you see above is what touches the floor. You don’t even notice them at all when they’re on. But I took a photo of the couch anyway. (Notice this is BEFORE I painted our side table.)
And, WOW, do these things work! Now we can plop down on the couch without it moving a bit!
Here are a few similar products from Amazon:
3 More Ways to Keep Furniture From Sliding on Smooth Floors
Probably the easiest thing to do is just add an area rug and place your furniture on it. That wasn’t an option in our situation because of the size of our living room and the size of our rug. A new rug just wasn’t in the budget yet.
Felt pads, similar to the anti-skid pads that I found on Amazon, are also available. These will protect your wood and laminate floors but they do not prevent sliding.
Rubber Drawer Liners
These rubber drawer liners are handy for many around-the-house DIY projects. To use them to keep your furniture from sliding, just cut small pieces to fit the bottom of your furniture legs. I’ve tried this in the past, also. They worked for a while but eventually, the furniture started moving again.
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Thanks for reading! Please leave a comment and let me know if you’ve found anything else that helps keep your furniture from moving around when people sit on it.
‘Til the next project,