How to Keep a Recliner From Moving

When you find that your favorite recliner keeps working its way across the room, it's time to do a quick fix that will keep it in place. Not only is a moving recliner annoying, it can be downright dangerous. If it slides out from under you or a guest when you try to have a seat, you could end up with a nasty bump, a purple bruise or worse.

Keep your recliner safely in its proper place.

Step 1

Turn the recliner onto its back or side so you can easily access the bottom of the chair. Spread newspapers underneath the edge of the chair to cover the area where you'll be working.

Step 2

Cut strips of the non-skid rubber mat to match the size of the legs of the chair. Many recliners have two wooden strips that run from front to back, while others have four legs.

Step 3

Use a hot glue gun to squirt a moderate amount of glue onto one leg at a time. Quickly adhere your piece of non-skid mat onto the leg while the glue is still hot. Press it firmly into place, and press out any air bubbles. Repeat this process for each additional leg of the recliner.

Step 4

Allow the glue to dry thoroughly before turning your recliner upright. Putting the chair into place before the glue is dry can mar the quality of your flooring.

Amie Taylor

Amie Taylor has been a writer since 2000. Book reviews, gardening and outdoor lawn equipment repair articles and short fiction account for a handful of her published works. Taylor gained her gardening and outdoor equipment repair experience from working in the landscaping and lawn-care business she and her husband own and operate.