Say goodbye to scratches and scuffs on your hardwood! Whether you’re moving into a new home or have parquet floors that you’ve been eyeing for years, those felt furniture feet don’t always cut it.
There’s a better solution that Amazon buyers swear by: the As Seen On TV BulbHead Ruby Sliders. They’re currently on sale for just $10 for eight (under $15).
How they work
This clever little invention is like slippers for the feet of your sofa, chair or TV cabinet. They are made of silicone that cover the legs of your furniture with a soft felt pad on the ‘sole’. They are meant to fit snugly so that the felt pad does its job of protecting your floors.
Amazon customers can’t get enough of these troubleshooters — to date, they’ve given these gadgets more than 14,000 five-star ratings, but not for the same reasons.
Keep floors spotless
The main reason people use footpads for furniture is to protect hardwood floors. Amazon shoppers are excited about how the Ruby Sliders knock it out of the park.
“No more polishing my hardwood floors,” wrote one satisfied reviewer. “What an easy solution! I just slipped on the Sliders and now my furniture is sliding on our hardwood floors. Not only do they spare my floors, but since I live in a second-floor apartment, I think my neighbors appreciate the quiet too. No more listening to all that scratching back and forth.”
“These are fantastic!!” wrote another five-star fan. “I thought it would be difficult to put them on the rectangular legs of my dining room chairs, but they go pretty easy! Have held up well under a lot of weight and slide in and out several times a day. Great protection for my 100 year old dining room floor!
“Finally, chair and furniture cushions that really work,” said a satisfied customer. “I got so tired of changing stick-on chair cushions that I thought I’d give the Ruby Sliders a try, and I’m so glad I did. These are the very best glides for protecting laminate, wood and vinyl floors. Very happy with these sliders!”
No noisy scraping
The noise chairs make when they are pulled across a floor is like nails on a blackboard to some people, but customers say these sliders take away the annoying noise… and the damage it signals.
“Our kitchen bar stools always made a loud scraping sound when we moved them around and were difficult for the younger grandkids to slide,” commented one happy customer. “The Ruby Sliders solved the problem. They no longer make a sound when we move them and, unlike the old metal gliders, they don’t get stuck on the joints in our tiled floor.”
Another added: “For years my husband used to worry about the chairs making so much noise when people moved their chairs away from the dining table. He actually told people to “pick up” the chair instead of shifting it. Now he says nothing. You don’t have to, because there is no sound!!!”
There’s no question that chairs can scratch floors, but floors can fall back by slowing down the slide – and as the name suggests, the Ruby Sliders are an excellent remedy.
“No more cutting the pads to size and sticking them to the bottom of the chair legs,” wrote one happy customer. “No more scraping the floor when one falls or gets too skinny. The Ruby Sliders allow the chair to move easily and smoothly, and there’s no glue to trap crumbs and cat hair around the bottom. I didn’t think they would work because my chair legs are oddly shaped, but they are perfect!”
“Our kitchen floor is lightly textured,” said one grateful customer. “We tried many different glue slides on our chairs and each one rolled under the chair leg, deposited glue on the floor and didn’t slide well at all. The Ruby Sliders install in seconds, glide across our floors much more easily and have not failed since.”
Of course, if you have Amazon Prime, you get free shipping. not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your 30-day free trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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