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Floor Protection

With Shiffler's 50+ years of working with schools and facilities, we have the ultimate experience helping with your floor protection needs! We carry a wide variety of styles and materials to suit all flooring and furniture styles. Our top customer service and sales teams will make the process of protecting your floors and furniture easy from start to finish. Need assistance identifying what type of Floor Protection you need?

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Floor Protectors for Chair Legs from Shiffler Equipment

Every day, school furniture is moved and rearranged to accommodate different classes and activities. While this is a necessary part of the educational process, it can also cause damage to the floors if proper precautions aren’t taken.

To protect your school’s floors and keep them looking their best, consider using floor protection materials, such as chair leg caps or chair sliders. Our wide variety of chair glides and chair sliders are the ultimate alternative to tennis balls on chairs. These products are designed to create a barrier between the furniture and the floor, preventing damage while making it easier to move furniture around.

Fortunately, at Shiffler Equipment, we offer an expansive catalog that features diverse solutions for protecting the floors of your school from all sorts of harm. Facilities managers for educational institutions are sure to find the heavy-duty surface protection they need to keep all eyes on the front of the class.

Floor Protection for Chairs & Furniture

It seems like it should be a simple thing; just buy some mats to put under the desks, chairs, and tables. In reality, there are so many different types of floor protection materials that it can often be tough deciding which ones are most ideal for your school. For example, do I need chair glides or chair leg caps for my school chair? Not to worry, we break everything down for you here:

What Do I Consider When Buying Floor Protection for My School Chairs?

Many underestimate how overwhelming it can be for facilities managers to preserve the surfaces in their schools. Classrooms, offices, and other spaces in schools are often repurposed for a variety of functions, which means a high level of different types of traffic, such as students and their desks.

Some things you should consider when selecting your surface shields include:

  • The type of surface the product will go on
    • Concrete?
    • Linoleum?
    • Vinyl?
    • Wooden floors?
  • How much traffic the area sees
    • Kids running in from recess?
    • Adults dragging heavy equipment around?
  • How long the installation will take
    • Do you have time before classes start tomorrow?
  • Your budget

What Can I Use for Floor Protection? Explore Floor Protectors

You have a multitude of options available to you to ensure that you can keep your surfaces looking like new for many years to come. At Shiffler Equipment, we separate our heavy-duty floor protection solutions into categories based on their major types, such as:

How Do I Protect My Wood Floors from Chairs & Furniture?

Hardwood floors are attractive, easy to keep clean, and never not trending, but they can also become easily damaged by heavy furniture being dragged across them. Over time, this can lead to scratches, scuffs, and even permanent indentations.

Heavy-duty furniture protection for hardwood floors, such as chair leg caps and chair slides, can help your floors endure the daily traffic from students, staff, and visitors. We suggest using either felt floor protectors or rubber surface protectors to prolong the life of your wood floors.

Floor Protection from Chairs Legs

Floor protection from chairs legs in schools is crucial for several reasons. First, it helps to extend the lifespan of flooring by preventing scratches, dents, and other forms of damage caused by constant movement of chairs. This reduces maintenance and replacement costs, ultimately saving money for the school.

Second, protecting floors from chairs enhances safety by reducing the risk of slips and falls, which is especially important in areas with high foot traffic. Additionally, smooth chair movement can reduce the noise level, thereby creating a conducive learning environment.

Overall, protecting floors from chairs in schools is an investment that benefits both the school and students. It ensures safe, clean, and comfortable learning spaces, which are essential for academic success.

Find Floor Protection Materials & Floor Protectors for Your School Chairs at Shiffler Equipment

For more than 40 years, Shiffler Equipment Sales has been the leading manufacturer and distributor of durable and affordable floor protections, such as furniture and chair slides or chair leg caps. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality and widest selection of glides and floor protection products.

In addition to stocking millions of slides, caps, and casters, we carry a line of easy-to-use slide and caster installation and removal tools. Our high-quality products and competitive pricing make us the perfect partner that you can rely on, so whether you repair and replace, you can relax, because we have what you need!

Keep your floors free from scratches, skids, marks, spills, and other damage with our diverse line of protection solutions. To find the perfect floor and surface guards for your school, reach out to our team today.