How to Cover a Chair's Feet and Rungs

The scraping feet of a chair as it slides against hardwood floors can ruin the beauty of the wood. To protect from scratching, cover the feet of chairs. Another problem is how to protect the rungs on a chair, which are the narrow bars that are connected from one chair leg to the next. This feature makes high-legged chairs comfortable because they allow you to rest your feet on them. Since these rungs bear the weight of the user, they can weaken and look unattractive.

Protect your hardwood floor against ugly scratches.

Step 1

Wash dirt off the rungs with a soft sponge or cloth and a mild soap if necessary. Let dry.

Step 2

Use a measuring tape to measure the circumference and length of the rung of the chair. Note the measurement. Add the length of all of the rungs you want to cover. Note the measurement.

Step 3

Ask the staff at a home improvement store for transparent flexible tubing that matches the circumference of the rungs.

Step 4

Cut the tubing so that it matches the length of your rung.

Step 5

Cut a slit that runs lengthwise in the middle of the tubing that will accommodate the rung.

Step 6

Place the slit facing the rung. Slip the tubing over the rung so that the slit is facing the floor.

Step 7

Use 2 transparent zip-ties at the end of the tubing to secure the tubing to the rung.

Step 8

Repeat this process on the rest of the rungs until they are covered.

Chair Feet Covers

Step 1

Position the chair so the feet are facing you.

Step 2

Measure one foot of your chair. Note the measurement as well as the amount of chair leg covers you need. Chair leg covers are usually made from rubber or felt and can be found at your local home improvement store.

Step 3

Peel the adhesive off the back of chair leg covers and stick them to the bottom of the chair legs.