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Protecting hardwood floors when installing 9' Diamond in house - 09-11-2019, 07:58 PM

I was told by Diamond that putting rubber shims under the table legs was an option for protecting hardwood floors and preventing slipping.

However, they said the Pro-Am legs where the leveling block hits the floor are 2.25'' x 3.75''. It seems like all rubber shims I can find for this purpose are 3'' in diameter so they won't cover the entire leg where it meets the floor.

It would be better if I could just purchase rubber material and cut it to the perfect dimensions, but I have no idea where to look or what type and thickness of rubber I would need.
  
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09-12-2019, 12:12 AM

I used 10mil shower pan liner.

Moved the table after a few years and there was no sign of wear. But this was thick old hardwood, not laminate like is common now. Maybe thicker pad is warranted, for that stuff.

I found it by the foot at a plumbing store, but I think Lowe's has it too.

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09-12-2019, 06:30 AM

There is the theory that once set up, you never move a table. Even if the wife decides to re-arrange the furniture and asks to "scootch it over a little" at some point in residential. So rubber would work fine. But any rubber will be non-skid. Meaning for a table you would have to lift before "scootching over". I would (probably will) use cork or 1/8" thick plywood pads.

Rubber baler belting from Central tractor its thick, tough, does not bunch/roll due to fabric core, works good for pads on hard surfaces; but it might leave black marks. (I've used it for pads under steel legs, outside).

Good, tough, non-mar pads can be cut from silcon cowl baffle seal material, either fiberglass reinforced or not - but it's expensive.



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09-13-2019, 03:05 PM

Regardless of the "pad" you use, it is a good idea to add a "breather" layer between the flooring and the pad. Two thicknesses of linen will help protect the finish on the floor from condensed ambient moisture.
  
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09-20-2019, 07:16 AM

Four 6” Pads for $10, free shipping.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/6-Leveling-...0AAOxy7odR5vGA

Classic Billiards has 6” pads.
https://www.classicbilliards.net/lev...6in-shims.html

2”, 3”, 4”, 5”, 6”
https://www.amazon.com/Stay-Furnitur...999912&sr=8-24

Try searching for “Pool Table Leg Shims” on the Internet.

Anything larger than 6”, You will have to make.


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09-20-2019, 10:16 AM

I used the grip rug pad material and cut it to the size you need. Doesnt stick or scratch the hardwood.
  
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Custom neoprene rubber sheets - 09-26-2019, 01:01 AM

This is 12" x 24", about $85 and you can cut to shape. More on this website if you want a different durometer (hardness) or material. Like the other comment above about putting a couple layers of linen between rubber and floor to allow moisture to get out.

https://www.mcmaster.com/8837k26
  
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