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Old 07-07-2005, 02:13 PM   #1
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What helps chairs slide on porcelain floor?

Pardon the sort of off-topic question, but we just got our first porcelain floor and one of our kitchen chairs just happens to be where there is a slight irregularity/unevenness between two of our glazed porcelain tiles. And this also happens to be the chair our 4 year old daughter has to push in. Are there any products that help chairs slide easier across a "raised" tile? I tried felt and it helps a bit, but not much.... still have to lift the chair leg up to get it over the tile edge.
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Old 07-07-2005, 03:47 PM   #2
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I've seen what I think are dense felt pads, about a 1/4" thick. Maybe you can bevel the edges so they slide over easier. Otherwise, you can put wheels on the chair, but that can lead to other problems.

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Old 07-07-2005, 04:07 PM   #3
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I've not tried them, but they also make some hard plastic things you can put on the bottom of the legs - not sure what they are made of, maybe Teflon or a generic?
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Jim, it's UHMW plastic (Ultra High Molecular Weight plastic).

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WOW......UHMW..........sounds like a war ship, or some kinda university school. The ahhhhhhh UHMW would be the way to go for sure. Or, if its only the one tile thats really bothering you, I can't see teh tile setter having any problem coming out to reset that for you. Or if this isent new construction, we can help you to do it.
I have a phone cord that lays by my office chair that I get caught on every day so I know exactly what your feeling. Excempt I'm to lazy to just move the cord.

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