If you manufacture furniture with legs, such as chairs and tables, then the way you finish your products makes a difference. Extra touches here can make your products more attractive to buyers, especially if these touches solve potential future problems.
For example, add rubber tips or caps to your products’ legs during the manufacturing process. These tips fit over the bottom of the legs. They have a number of benefits that might appeal to prospective buyers and make your product lines stand out from the crowd.
How do rubber leg tips make your furniture more attractive to buyers?
1. Provide Long-Lasting Floor Protection
If you put chairs or tables on hard floors, either in a residential or commercial environment, then the legs can do some damage to the surface. For example, the constant motion of a chair moving as people use it can scratch wood floors.
These scratches might start off as cosmetic; however, they will go deeper over time as the chair moves repeatedly in the same places. Your flooring won’t look good for long. While people can put felt pads on leg bases to cover them, this is a temporary solution. Pads don’t typically stick on legs all that long.
If you add high-quality rubber leg tips when you make your products, then you build in surface protection. The tips help protect floor surfaces from repetitive scraping movements. They also fit snugly and permanently around the bottom of their legs. Your customers can be confident that your furniture won’t damage their floors.
2. Protect Furniture Legs
Furniture legs can sometimes get damaged. For example, kicks, knocks, and bumps can splinter or crack the ends of wooden legs. If the legs then get wet, say because they sit on a freshly cleaned floor, then moisture can get inside the wood and cause more damage.
This can be a particular problem in heavy-duty commercial or industrial environments. Here, furniture legs might have exposure to moisture or other damaging substances more often.
If your furniture legs all have rubber tips, then you give them extra protection. The tips create a barrier that prevents surface damage. They also keep the legs dry and safe from exposure to wet or harmful substances.
3. Reduce Furniture Noise
Some furniture legs can be an irritating source of noise. For example, if someone sits on a chair on a hard floor and then scrapes the chair back as they stand up, then the chair will make a grating sound. If you put a lot of chairs together, say in a classroom or hall, then this noise amplifies.
Rubber leg tips reduce this noise. Their rubber materials absorb vibrations. They also prevent legs from scraping loudly on floors by adding a softer and quieter surface material to both metals and woods.
4. Make Your Products More Stable
While you take care to create dimensionally even and stable products, your customers might run into problems when they start using them. For example, if someone puts chairs on an uneven floor, then the chairs won’t rest flat.
Or, if someone or something knocks against a work bench in a factory, then the bench might move. If someone uses power tools or harmful substances at the table, then they could have an accident.
Rubber leg tips make your products more stable. The tips help legs get a grip on uneven surfaces. They also help furniture stay stable. The rubber naturally grips the floor, making it harder for a piece of furniture to move.
If you want to learn more about the benefits of installing rubber tips on your product legs, then contact Accurate Products. We supply high-quality tips for various materials, designs, and color schemes.