Linoleum is very popular as a floor covering because it can look good and is relatively easy to clean. A problem with linoleum is though it can be easily damaged especially if you move furniture or kitchen appliances over it. Today though there are special felt pads which have been specifically designed to alleviate this problem. These pads, also sometimes referred to as furniture pads, are attached to the feet of the furniture or appliance which has to be moved and the felt protects the flooring from being damaged during the movement of that furniture or appliance. The pads are easy to use as they come complete with glue on one side so you just remove the covering from the glue and then attach the pad to the foot of whatever you want to place it on. The pads have been designed for this purpose and so the glue is strong enough to keep the pads in place during the movement of the furniture and the pads themselves are made from compacted felt so that they do not get damaged either, able to stay in place ready for the next move, whether it be due to relocating or just for cleaning purposes.
Obviously there are different shapes and sizes that furniture comes in and so the pads are also available in different sizes, it is just a matter of choosing the correct pads for the furniture you want to move. There are also different pads for use with different types of flooring and so if you have linoleum covered floors, you should get the pads specifically designed for use with linoleum floors. As with many other things today, these pads may have been designed with one purpose in mind but people, being very resourceful, find additional uses for them. Some of these additional uses include attaching them to smaller appliances to save damage being caused to table or counter tops, placing them under laptops to raise the laptop ensuring a free movement of air around it, keeping it cooler.
The pads have also been used on the doors of wardrobes and cupboards in order to avoid them from noisily slamming shut. Although these pads can then have many uses, the time you will probably appreciate them most is if you have to relocate your home and therefore have to move all your furniture and kitchen appliances. As if moving all this stuff was not bad enough, having to take the extra precaution of not doing damage to the floor as you move it, makes the task even more stressful, unless of course you have the felt pads on all your furniture and then it becomes relatively easy and stress free. The pads do have to be paid for but their price is way less than any bill you may receive for damaged flooring from your ex-landlord. So now you can enjoy the beauty and ease of cleaning that linoleum provides, without the worries it could get damaged by the movement of furniture.