frequently asked questions

What items can I apply felt pads to?

You can apply softtouch® felt pads to chairs, stools, tables, desks, sofas, nightstands, cedar chests, lamps, vases, electronics, small appliances, curio cabinets and other furniture and home décor.

What kinds of surfaces can felt pads protect?

softtouch felt pads can protect all kinds of hard surfaces in your home, including hardwood, stone, ceramic tile, linoleum, laminate, vinyl and more.

What rooms are felt pads recommended for?

We recommend using softtouch felt pads in living and family rooms, bedrooms, offices and kitchens—but you can use them in many other rooms as well.

Are felt pads removable?

Yes, softtouch felt pads can be removed.

Are all colors of softtouch felt pads made from the same material?

Yes, all softtouch felt pads are the same material and offer the same high-quality performance.

Should I use glue to stick felt pads onto plastic furniture caps?

No. softtouch’s self-adhesive is strong enough to stick to plastic. In fact, gluing felt pads to any surface will make it very difficult to remove and replace them in the future. For best adhesion, be sure to prepare the surface by sanding it lightly and cleaning it with rubbing alcohol or solvent to cut any grease or residue that may be there.

How are heavy-duty felt pads different than the regular ones?

softtouch’s exclusive, patented domed design allows our heavy-duty felt pads to last three times longer than our traditional felt pads. They are scratch-resistant and able to withstand the wear and tear of uneven floors, providing an even slide every time.

How often should felt pads be replaced?

For best performance, replace felt pads every 6 months.

What kinds of surfaces can bumpers protect?

softtouch® bumpers protect basically any hard surface, including walls, countertops, cabinets, drawers and more.

What kinds of items can I apply bumpers to?

softtouch bumpers can be applied to cabinet doors, drawers, decorative items, toy boxes, hampers, table corners, picture frames and much more.

What rooms are bumpers recommended for?

softtouch bumpers are great in living and family rooms, bedrooms, offices, bathrooms and kitchens.

Do bumpers reduce noise?

Yes, softtouch bumpers can be used to reduce the noise of closing cabinets and drawers. In fact, our Quiet Close™ bumpers are scientifically proven to reduce noise by 40%.

Do I need any sort of adhesive to apply bumpers?

No. softtouch bumpers come with self-adhesive. Just peel the backing away and apply to a clean, dry surface.

What kinds of items can I apply furniture tips to?

softtouch® furniture tips are perfect for all kinds of furniture legs, from chairs and stools to wire furniture and more.

What kinds of items can I apply furniture glides to?

softtouch furniture glides can be applied to tables, chairs, desks, chests and a variety of other furniture pieces.

What kinds of surfaces can furniture tips and glides protect?

softtouch furniture tips and glides protect hardwood, ceramic tile, linoleum, laminate and vinyl from mars and scratches.

What rooms are furniture tips and glides recommended for?

We recommend using softtouch furniture tips and glides in living and family rooms, bedrooms, offices and kitchens, but you can use them in many other rooms as well.

Will rubber furniture tips work outdoors?

Yes, softtouch rubber chair tips can work outdoors and indoors.

How do I know what size furniture tips I need?

Be sure to measure the diameter of the chair leg—that is how softtouch sizes are based.

How do gripper pads work?

softtouch® gripper pads are the ideal solution to keep objects in place while protecting your furniture and flooring. Our extra-strength adhesive provides a lasting hold on objects, and our rubber pads grip household surfaces to keep objects in place.

What kinds of items can I apply gripper pads to?

softtouch gripper pads can be applied to lamps, TVs, desks, computer equipment, electronics and more.

What kinds of surfaces can gripper pads protect?

softtouch gripper pads protect all kinds of hard surfaces, including hardwood, stone, ceramic tile, linoleum, laminate, vinyl and more.

What rooms are gripper pads recommended for?

softtouch gripper pads work well in living and family rooms, bedrooms, offices, kitchens and laundry rooms.

Will gripper pads work on carpet?

Yes, softtouch gripper pads work on both hard flooring and carpet.

Do I need to apply an adhesive to gripper pads?

No, there is no need to apply anything extra to softtouch gripper pads. One side of each gripper pad is coated with extra-strength adhesive to provide a lasting hold, while the other side features a nonskid surface.

What kinds of items can I apply doorstops to?

You can slide softtouch® doorstops under any door or window, as long as the gap isn’t larger than the size of the doorstop you choose.

What kinds of doors can I use doorstops with?

softtouch doorstops fit most door types.

What kinds of surfaces can doorstops be used on?

softtouch doorstops protect carpet, rugs, hardwood, tile, linoleum and other hard surfaces.

What rooms are these recommended for?

softtouch doorstops work basically anywhere, including living and family rooms, bedrooms, offices, kitchens, laundry rooms, garages and more.

What kinds of items can I apply caster cups to?

softtouch® caster cups can be applied to casters on heavy furniture legs, appliances, desks, beds, curio cabinets and more.

What kinds of surfaces can caster cups protect?

softtouch caster cups can protect carpets and rugs from dents and pulls. They can also protect hardwood, vinyl, laminate and tile from mars and scratches.

What rooms are caster cups recommended for?

softtouch caster cups can be used in living and family rooms, bedrooms, offices and many more.

Why are some caster cups spiked and others carpeted?

softtouch spiked caster cups are designed to work on carpeted surfaces. softtouch carpeted caster cups are designed to work on hard floors.

Will caster cups keep casters from rolling?

Yes, the cupped design of softtouch caster cups prevents casters from rolling.

Are caster cups stackable?

No, we do not recommend stacking softtouch caster cups.