Feet first: Our new hairpin leg floor protectors

February 22, 2017 3 Comments

Feet first: Our new hairpin leg floor protectors

Our hairpin legs have an exciting new feet-ure! (Sorry. The dad jokes will stop now.)

Introducing our new hairpin leg floor protectors. These colourful rubber feet slip neatly on the bottom of your hairpin legs – ideal to protect delicate floors, and for extra grip on slippery surfaces.

WHY USE HAIRPIN LEG FLOOR PROTECTORS?

Hairpin table leg floor protectors

We came up with the idea for the feet when Adam made a hairpin leg table for his house, and wanted to place it on his oak wood floor.

Quite precious (cough, anal) about his new floor, he didn’t want the metal edge to mark the wood. 

The challenge was set. We wanted to design a protective solution that was friendly to floors, fitted easily on both 2 and 3 rod hairpin legs, and didn't interfere with the midcentury modern aesthetic.

HOW WE DID IT

Hairpin leg floor protector prototypes

We made several pro-toe-types (LOL…sorry…) and 3D-printed designs. Once we were happy, we vacuum casted in a number of different materials to find the best one for the job.

Our goals were met when we found a type of rubber that gave the feet a great mix of durability and strength, but was still gentle on delicate floors.

After a few small tweaks and iterations, we moved forward to full production tooling and had our result!

The best part is – they're making a big difference for people with delicate hardwood floors. Like on this awesome dog bed, by @huskandbark

 Dog bed with hairpin legs

 

CHOOSE YOUR COLOUR

coloured hairpin table leg floor protectors

All our hairpin leg floor protectors are colour matched to our colour-coated legs, available in:

  • Grey (for steel)
  • White
  • Pastel green
  • Duck egg blue
  • Yellow
  • Orange
  • Red, and
  • Black.

They now come free with every order, but please don't hesitate to ask us if you need any extras!

Love, Anal Adam and Tommy Tootsies


3 Responses

Nick
Nick

July 31, 2017

if used on chairs, how easy/hard is it to slide the chair out from the table?

Adam @ The Hairpin Leg Co.
Adam @ The Hairpin Leg Co.

June 19, 2017

Hi Steve, the floor protectors are £8 and they work with both 10mm and 12mm. They are actually moulded with a 10mm hole but this expands out for 12mm with no problem. If you using them on legs not made by us, please note they work best with legs that have quite a tight bend. Any other questions, let us know!

steve
steve

June 06, 2017

How much are they and what diameter of hairpin leg rod do they work with?

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