How to Protect a Deck From Patio Chair Feet

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A scraped, scratched deck can give the impression that your whole home is rundown or poorly maintained. A deck that isn't covered in unattractive scuffs or dents from the patio chairs' feet is one in which you can take more pride. If you're about to resort to cutting X-shaped slits in tennis balls to shove over the feet, hold off at least until you've checked out a couple of more practical, less silly-looking options.

Protection With Panache

You might have smooth felt chair glides under your dining-room-chair feet, inconspicuously protecting a hardwood floor indoors, but you can use certain types outdoors, too. Glides made from materials such as rubber or plastic are weather friendlier than felt. Choose from glue-on, screw-on or peel-and-stick designs, depending on your patio chairs' feet. If the glides aren't compatible with the feet, resort to an outdoor rug -- or maybe a bunch of inexpensive tennis balls that you've sprayed to match the chairs.

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Lorna Hordos

Lorna Hordos

Lorna Hordos is a home-flipping business owner and freelance writer. She writes friendly, conversational business, home and lifestyle articles for Bizfluent, azcentral, Daltile, Marazzi, Lowes, Philips Lighting, WordPress.com and numerous other publications.