Choose quality felt pads. Almost all the pads are inexpensive, but buy the best quality you can find. The look of your flooring depends on this.
Clean the bottom of the chair legs before applying the furniture pads. Often, dust and other debris prevents the adhesive from bonding securely, resulting in a pad that comes off quickly. Dampen a cleaning cloth with rubbing alcohol and swipe it over the bottom of the chair legs. Wait a few seconds for the area to dry before peeling off the backing from the pad and sticking it in place. Press the pad firmly over the entire surface to ensure adhesion.
Select pads that have a plastic disk with a small nail above the pads. The pads are often made of felt or another soft material. Hammer these into the bottom of the chair legs. This type of pad is relatively inexpensive and stays on the chair legs longer than the adhesive pads.
Measure the pads with the adhesive backing. Use a ruler for this. Cut a strip of double-sided tape in the same size to add to the pad. Use scissors to cut the tape. Remove the peel-off liner and attach the tape to the pad firmly. Remove the other backing on the tape and press it in place on the wood chair leg. The mounting tape provides a better adhesion than many pads.