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Tap-In Glides, Brown, 7/8" diameter
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Tap-In Glides, White, 1" diameter
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Tap-In Glides, White, 7/8" diameter
Tap-In Glides, White, 7/8" diameter Item #88931
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Tap-In Glides, Brown, 1" diameter
Tap-In Glides, Brown, 1" diameter Item #88577
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Tap-In Glides for wood chairs

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Protect floors from marring easily and permanently with tap in glides. A unique Swedish design, these felt tipped glides are held in place by a thin-walled metal rivet. Simply tap into the bottom of wood furniture legs with a hammer. Plastic base won't rust like steel glides.

(16) Tap-In Glides for wood chairs
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Weight 0.1100
Tech Spec
  • Available in white and brown
  • 7/8" and 1" diameter glides available
  • Tipped with 1/8" thick wool felt
  • 16 per set
Style Glides
4.9 / 5.0
84 Reviews
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Tap in glides
Easy to install and durable.
October 22, 2019
over 4 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
They are great. Do you have more in stock ?
May 7, 2019
1 year ago
Leg pads
Worked very well.
March 26, 2019
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
They Nailed it just right!
These nail on pads work so much better than the stick on pads. They don’t slide off and they look great.
February 5, 2019
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Exactly as described.
Had a new porcelain tile floor installed and wanted to keep it looking that way. They go on fairly easily (but you have to take some time aligning them), and do the job in an unnoticeable way.
December 29, 2018
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked great
worked exactly as promised
April 23, 2018
over 2 years ago
It was so easy to install these on my 4 kitchen chairs and if I can do it anyone can; I am 87yrs young.
April 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Chair, furniture glides
Great product, easy to install.
February 1, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Work well, and were easy to install.
January 2, 2018
over 2 years ago
The Best Glides for Wood Floors
Since installing oak floors in our home I have tried six different types of glides on our furniture. These are the best: easy to install, strong and lasting.
December 18, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
liked the construction of these, better than stick ons
michael c on Aug 6, 2018
Price and white color were hard to find in the big box stores.
Michael B on May 18, 2018
liked the construction of these, better than stick ons
michael c on Aug 6, 2018
I have used a variety of pads on my oak kitchen chairs to protect the floor. They either fell off or were quickly worn down. I purchased these because of the excellent reviews I read.<br />Dennis
Dennis R on Aug 3, 2018
Price and white color were hard to find in the big box stores.
Michael B on May 18, 2018
I'm replacing old ones. Great product!
Susan H. K on Apr 28, 2018
They do what they say it does!
Cindy K on Feb 17, 2018
I prefer the felt.
Mary Elizabeth H on Jan 29, 2018
Stick on felt pads would not stick to acrylic taps on kitchen chairs so I selected affixed felt pads.
Marsha D M on Dec 27, 2017
recommend by my Furniture repair professional Bill Peckinpaugh out of Burlington, WA "Wood Knot Woodwork"
Richard S on Dec 4, 2017
I bought glides like these many years ago from a company that no longer sells such items. I am happy to find them again. They are a wonderful solution to a serious problem in a home where the floors are either hardwood or quarry tile!
W PAUL W on Nov 24, 2017
replace metal glides on old chairs on new oak floor
Bill R on Nov 13, 2017
great product for chair legs
eric g on Nov 7, 2017
Got tired of the stick on pads which come off in time.
Chuck C on Oct 28, 2017
Looking for something that will stay on bottom of chairs better than stick-on pads. For new ceramic tile floor.
David A on Oct 24, 2017
Nylon glides mar the hardwood floors
Thomas M on Sep 11, 2017
My floors were getting scratched and the felt was not working.
Brian R on Sep 5, 2017
I've been looking for something like this for use on wood chair legs. We just refinished our wood floors. The stick on/adhesive versions don't last long on chairs that get a lot of use. The reviews for this product gave me hope these will work much better.
John K on Aug 28, 2017
Researched best for wood chair legs on hard wood floors.
Margaret W on Aug 3, 2017
need something to prevent scratching floors, item received good reviews.
Joseph C on Jul 13, 2017
A friend got them and thought they were good.
Debra G on Apr 7, 2017
Read online reviews when Googling best wooden chair glides.
James P on Mar 28, 2017
am trying to find something that will slide on a Mannington soft vinyl floor.
Robert G on Mar 14, 2017
I am relying on reviewers comments that these are a good product. I hope they work for me!
marilyn m on Feb 19, 2017
Looking for something more permanent versus adhesive glides on my dining chairs and barstools.
Johanna M on Feb 18, 2017
I have not been able to find a decent chair glide
casey N on Feb 13, 2017
Very positive reviews by previous purchasers.<br />And visually they make a lot more sense than the stick on over the counter variety.
Jerry N on Feb 2, 2017
Good reviews and white color. Worth a try
JamEs G on Jan 1, 2017
good reviews,seemed like a quality product
Joe O on Dec 23, 2016
Wanted more permanent felt glides for vinyl Congoleum tile floor.
Nora S S on Dec 22, 2016
Gary B on Dec 18, 2016
My daughter needed these for some chairs she had purchased, and needed the protection of her new hardwood floors.
Michael on Dec 10, 2016
I have used them in the white color and wanted the brown for my dining room chairs. My only confusion came in determining the quantity in each package. I ordered two packages based on reading 16/pkg in one of the reviews. I hope this works!
LOIS P on Dec 1, 2016
Best option
Alfred K on Oct 20, 2016
Looking for something reliable and to hold up for our tables in our lounge. So far nothing has lasted longer than a few months.
Leanna L on Sep 30, 2016
best for chairs
jerry s on Sep 29, 2016
I used this before on chairs I had made. They hold up well and are easy to install.
M A on Sep 10, 2016
Excellent reviews. Best long-term value.
Paul N on Aug 19, 2016
We have had significant problems with the stick on pads sliding off, perhaps because the chairs are heavy. We chose these because (1) the pads were not stick on and (2) one review said they had used this type for 10 years with no problems, alleviating my concern that the round sleeve might damage the bottom of our rather expensive chairs. Also you had the light colored glides which pretty much match our chairs.
Jon S on Aug 9, 2016
color, construction, positive reviews
Love_2_mulch on Aug 7, 2016
Needed felt covered guides for bar stools on new hardwood flooring.
John R on Jul 27, 2016
highly recommended.
joshua t on Jul 18, 2016
Favorable reviews
ROBERT A on Jul 12, 2016
Perfect size for my chairs and brand new wood floors just installed. Thank you!
Perry B on Jul 3, 2016
They had good reviews
Sean M on Jun 12, 2016
Because they had the best reviews
Diane W on Jun 5, 2016
Sandra J on Jun 4, 2016
just spent a good sum on refinishing floors and these are distributed by the finish company. They are well reviewed and a sold at a good price.
Nan W on May 15, 2016
Very tired of replacing the stick on variety of glides. Reviews were good and I've liked Rockler products in the past
Mark R on May 14, 2016
you boasted these were of high quality, we will see
andrew b on May 3, 2016
Mounting mechanism seems strong in the mail.
Ronald L. B on Apr 6, 2016
very easy to install and stays in place
tom w on Mar 15, 2016
I have used a variety of pads on my oak kitchen chairs to protect the floor. They either fell off or were quickly worn down. I purchased these because of the excellent reviews I read.<br />Dennis
Dennis R on Aug 3, 2018
I'm replacing old ones. Great product!
Susan H. K on Apr 28, 2018
How many items are in a package?
Lee E on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: 16 in the package that I bought.
Should I drill in a starter hole for these? It seems like the metal would collapse while trying to drive them into a hard wood.
A shopper on Jul 4, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I simply drove them in with a hammer as directions said. My chairs were oak so I had concerns but they went in smoothly. The edges are sharp enough to allow the ring to cut into the wood. Having the wood inside the ring supports the glide which it could not do if you drilled a starter hole. I would buy and use again.
I'm looking for something to replace the casters on my office chair so that the chair will not move when I go to sit in it. Like a regular dining room chair. Are glides what I want?
pikov on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Glides can be a good option if they are sturdy enough. However, they will also lower your chair a couple of inches. Make sure you get heavy duty glides.
how do I know what size I need ?
becky on Apr 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: You probably want the glide not to show when the feet are on the floor. I used the 7/8 inch glide on chair legs up to 1 1/4" and the 1 inch glides on legs with larger diameter.
We’ve used these on our oak kitchen chairs for many years, but the felt has finally worn down. I tried to pry the old ones out, but they came apart leaving the sharp metal ring. I’ve tried to pull the ring out with pliers, but no luck. Now I have a bent sharp metal ring protruding from the chair. Any advice on how to remove the metal ring?
Vicki G on May 8, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Wow. I have not tried to replace but it was a concern of mine when I put them in. Id try to get a better hold with needle nose pliers and try again. I can not think of anything else. Good luck
For the 7/8" model tap-in protector, if the felt tip is actually 7/8" diameter, what is the diameter of the plastic base?
Douglas S on Jan 16, 2019
BEST ANSWER: Yes, the plastic base and felt are both 7/8” in diameter.
They were very easy to install on my Oak chairs and working as expected.
The chairs move across my tile floor easily.
Can these be used successfully on chairs with angled legs?
J T on Nov 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I sanded the bottom of the legs on mine to level them. I think the glides are much more effective and will last much longer if installed on a flat surface.
Can these tap in guides be used on dinning tables?
S S on Oct 24, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes I used them on our dinning room table and chairs. They are very strong. I tried those stick on guides for years but they always fell off and made marks on the floor.
Will these work for a heavy recliner on a wood floor?
Pamala G on Sep 17, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The largest size might work. Remember, these work on wood legs only, best driven into the end grain of wooden legs.
What country are these manufactured in? Thank you
carla b on Nov 1, 2018
Do you have glides for bottom of chair legs to be used on sanded tile floors? The ones I presently have make the chairs difficult to move on the floor. Thank you.
Laura P on Jun 10, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I used these glides on wood floors. They are very sturdy and the felt feels very secure. Don't worry about felt falling off and scratching the wood floors.
How long do these last on ceramic floors? The ones from the big box stores only make it about 6 months before all the felt is gone.
Jim L on Feb 25, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are really good quality. We use them on wood floors at a restaurant and they last around a year with high volume use. The felt is attached to plastic so when it wears down they won't scratch the floor. Tap in easily and I pry them out with a flat head screwdriver or vice grip. They are also nice that they don't get rocks stuck in them because of the type of felt so also won't scratch your floor. Best of 3 different brands I've used.
Are the felt tips replaceable?
Stephenie P on Nov 21, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Pry out the old glide and hammer on a new one, placing the metal ring in the slot cut by the original glide.