Rubber bumpers are commonly used for protecting the floors from getting damaged due to the heavy furniture pieces placed. These bumpers which are much commonly known as rubber feet are basically amongst the popular furniture accessories. These are fixed at the lower edge of each of the legs of a furniture unit which is placed on floors, countertops, or any other surface. These bumpers are not only commonly used for household furniture items, but also used for commercial machinery and home appliances. Wondering why use rubber bumpers for furniture and what are the various options available in these? Find answers to these questions in the following sections.
Most of you might be wondering about the importance of the bumpers, right? Well, when you place a furniture unit without the bumpers on the floor, it often leads to formation of deep scratches or scuff marks on the area of floor where its legs rest. While a furniture unit having wooden legs might be less damaging, the same having metal legs can commonly lead to permanent deep marks, scratches or discoloring of floor surface in that area.
Furniture items without the bumpers might not damage floors made of quality tiles. But let me tell you that laminates, carpets, vinyl and many other types of flooring are prone to damage when you place heavy furniture pieces on them for days and months. Apart from this, furniture items with metal legs will not only scratch and discolor simple floors but also discolor good quality tiles! This is because the metal legs rust overtime and they leave rust marks on tiles. Especially when you wash floors or clean them with a damp cloth, any type of flooring is sure to get rust marks which are difficult to clear off. So this makes adding legs essential.
When you fix a bumper to the lower end of each leg of furniture units or the stationary home appliances, you are simply protecting your floors from getting damaged. While interior floors form one of the primary elements of your home decor, keeping them in a good condition needs no mention. With this simple step you can keep your floors from getting scratched or discolored.
Apart from this, the bumpers allow you to easily move a furniture item back and forth, number of times without scratching the floors. Without these bumpers, furniture rearrangement or even slightly moving a piece from its place can lead to scuff marks. Well, let me tell you that rubber is not only used for covering the edges of legs of furniture units but also used for securing the corners of counter tops, tabletops and sides of home furniture. This will save the walls form getting chipped off or scratched while you place the tables, cabinets or other such furniture pieces against it. Side bumpers ensure that the walls do not get damaged even while moving an item from one room to another.
Rubber bumpers definitely play an important role in tile, bamboo, hardwood carpet, and laminate floor care and maintenance. Now that you know the importance of using these bumpers, why not use them? I am sure that you are planning to get all the furniture items in your home, geared up with these bumpers. As mentioned earlier you can find bumpers for the legs or base of a furniture unit in any size and shape. You will also find bumper corners in 'L' or 'C' shapes and for securing horizontal or vertical sides of furniture units.
These bumpers are available in a number of colors including red, white, beige, black, brown and in many more shades. The primary types of bumpers are adhesive bumpers, screw-on bumpers, rubber crutch bumpers and the most popular push in bumpers.
You can also find bumper strips which can be used to completely secure the edges of table tops or other such items. This will ensure that your little ones do not get hurt while playing around these pieces. These bumpers can be purchased online or from your local hardware or furniture store. Look for the right sized and shaped replacement bumper when you are buying one for your old furniture.