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    Help Help me protect my floors!!!

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    So DH and I are hosting Thanksgiving... about 20-25 people will be here.

    Setting up long folding tables for dinner in my empty living room and dinning room... both have hardwood floors...

    Besides having to put felt pads on the bottom of every chair and table... how can I protect my floors?

    Thought about getting some old/cheap carpet but just seems like a lot for 1 day...
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    Take a tennis ball and cut a hole just big enough to shove the legs of each chair and table into. As long as you don't mind tennis balls on everything It will work way better than felt pads, those things fall off so easily.
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    Could you maybe wrap the chair and table legs in like Duct tape or electrical tape? Maybe that would help to keep the floors protected when people get up and slide their chairs around. Just a thought.
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    know a place I can buy tennis balls in bulk for crazy cheap and before thanksgiving?
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    Felt pads is all I would come up with too.... Could call a carpet dealer near you and see what they do with the carpet they pull out when they replace it, be cheap, and at the end of the day just pitch it... Sorry I'm not more helpful....
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    Unique 50-Ball Tote of Pressureless Tennis Balls - Dick's Sporting Goods

    This maybe? I don't know what you're looking to spend on it though. They could be saved for future occasions like this too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by His*PITA* View Post
    know a place I can buy tennis balls in bulk for crazy cheap and before thanksgiving?
    Hahaha... The PetSmart here has them for 99 cents a piece...
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    I would do the felt pads. That way they will be on there for the future. Or invest in some nice rugs.
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    Yea... they are tables that my dad uses for a ton of other occasions so it has to be something that can come off (felt pads wouldn't last when the tables are set up outdoors) so might have to look into the tennis ball idea and cheap carpet!

    Thanks ladies!
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    The biggest potential problem is going to be people's shoes. I would suggest a big basket of cheap, white ankle socks and offering them to people as they come in the door.

    Some people may not be overjoyed with the idea, but maybe you could make a cute little sign for the basket with something like "New House, New Hardwoods, Here's a free pair of socks to help us keep them looking new!"

    The felt pads should stay on for at least a day. I've had them on the bottom of my kitchen table and chairs for three years, and only one has come off.
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