Shaw Canadian Winter Market in Niagara Falls Feb. 8, 9

December 22nd, 2016

The 2017 Niagara Falls Shaw Floors Canadian Winter Market is the only Canadian show that Flexi-Felt will be attending early in 2017. It is being held at the Fallsview Casino Resort in Niagara Falls, Ontario Canada. Pierre has attended this show a few times and always looks forward to seeing friends from the northern US and southern Canada that he doesn’t see at other shows. Many of the Shaw Canadian counterparts carry our product but we call on our American friends who currently carry other floor protection products to come and compare them to the Flexi-Felt floor protectors. I’m positive that they will be pleasantly surprised by the look and quality of these products. Once they see the superior Flexi-Felt floor protectors they too, will carry this product.

While at our booth, take a look at our new floor protectors for ½” wide furniture legs model 6050 and our cups that go under bed wheels to stop your bed from rolling away from the wall while protecting your floor from the bed’s wheels, model 6510.

The 6050 is made of a clear product that you put on the floor under the chair leg and push the chair leg down into it. The felt pad under the clear piece will protect your floors like nothing else on the market today. The narrow legs are now found not only on kitchen chairs, but all types of furniture including outdoor lounge chairs. A must see if you want to help protect floors from these types of legs.

Hate to have your bed roll away from the wall while you’re reading in bed, watching TV, working on your lap top or tablet or doing other things in bed and end up with pillows falling between the bed and the wall or headboard. Well Flexi-Felt found a solution, the Slide-Stop Bed Frame Grippers. They’re little cups specially made to go under the wheels of bed frames. There are grippers under the cups so that the cups don’t move. The cups are designed so that the wheels won’t roll out of them, even with vigorous movement. The added feature of these cups is that they also protect your floors from damage caused by the wheels. It’s great for all types of wood floors as well as ceramic and some of the newer types of floors such as cork and VCT floors. It’s especially important to protect floors if they are made of bamboo or other soft woods as they mark more easily.

Remember that the last impression a client has is critical for future business and word of mouth recommendations. If you recommend that they buy cheap floor protectors, that is what they will remember – not the beautiful Shaw floors.

VDTA-SDTA Convention in Las Vegas February 12 – 14 Booth 236

December 21st, 2016

The VDTA-SDTA Convention & Trade Show is the only trade show dedicated to independent floorcare, sewing and quilting retailers. This show is being held at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Hall S3, from February 12th to 14th. This is Flexi-Felt’s first time attending this show. Pierre will be at booth 236 so if you’re at this unique show, drop by and welcome him to the show. While you’re there, look at the new and existing quality Flexi-Felt floor protectors.

At this trade show, we’ll be presenting Flexi-Felt floor protectors as well as two products that’ll be of interest to many people.

The first item is the Cord Cover. You may be wondering what a Cord Cover is but it’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s a cover that goes over your electrical cords. Health and safety is an issue no matter where you work. The vibrant colors of the cord covers make them very visible so that people can see the cords and not trip over them. The cord cover makes a temporary tripping hazard very visible thereby reducing or eliminating possible injuries. You’ll find that the cord cover has the added benefit of protecting walls and furniture from being marked by the black of the electrical cord.

You may have seen the second item before but it’s a great product that we’re bringing to this show. It’s the Silver Mop Pro. The Silver Mop Pro has many great features like the adjustable handle that lets you put it at the height that’s best for you and can be shortened for easy storage. It’s made of strong material but is lightweight enough that you can dust walls and ceilings with it. It can take a lot of use (not like many of the others that I’ve bought and broke the handles). It has two types of pads, one for light clean and dusting and the other for really dirty floors (I tried it on dried coffee stains on our lunch room floor and it cleaned up with just water on the pad). After you’re done with the pads just throw them in the washer and let air dry. These are all great features but my very favourite one is the large head. Compared to the regular mops out there, I’m able to do my floors in half the time and when compared with using a ringer mop it takes about a quarter of the time with the Silver Mop Pro. Time is always short and I love that with the Silver Mop Pro I now spend less time cleaning floors.

See all these as well as our regular products and show specials at booth #236.

United Hardware Show In Minneapolis Jan 6 – 9 Booth#1752

December 20th, 2016

Soon after the holidays, the trade shows begin. 2017 is starting off great with our return to the United Hardware show at the Minneapolis Convention Center. It runs from January 6th to 9th. This is only our second time attending so we’re look forward to seeing the new friends we made last year and hopefully to make many more.

This year we’ll be presenting a great new product that’ll be of interest to many people.
It’s the Clear Clean Pro Concentrate Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner.

We have the 32oz. bottle of Clear Clean Pro Concentrate at an amazing show special price. The concentrate makes 8 refills of our 32 oz. Clear Clean Pro Spray Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner. You’ll be buying this concentrate at the same price as a spray bottle of Clear Clean Pro. What’s even better is that you won’t be paying for water. Our competitor’s sell their product ready to pour in the bottle so you’re actually paying for the water in the product. Also, their refill only makes 4.4 bottles whereas ours makes 8 refills. Interested in this great environmentally friendly product at an amazing price. Drop by our booth #1752 and speak with Pierre.

While at the booth, you can take a look at our new floor protectors for ½” wide furniture legs model 6050 and our cups that go under bed wheels to stop your bed from rolling away from the wall while protecting your floor from the bed’s wheels, model 6510.

People have been calling and asking for a floor protector for narrow wide furniture legs that have become so popular. Felt pads can’t hold onto these types of legs because of the stress being put on them as they’re moved back and forth, no matter how good a glue is used. The 6050 is made of a clear product that you put on the floor under the chair leg and push the chair leg down into it. The felt pad under the clear piece will protect your floors like nothing else on the market today. The narrow legs are now found not only on kitchen chairs, but all types of furniture including outdoor lounge chairs. A must see if you want to help protect floors from these types of legs.

Hate to have your bed roll away from the wall while you’re reading in bed, watching TV, working on your lap top or tablet or doing other things in bed (you know what I mean) and end up with pillows falling between the bed and the wall or headboard. Well Flexi-Felt found a solution, the Slide-Stop Bed Frame Grippers. They’re little cups specially made to go under the wheels of bed frames. There are grippers under the cups so that the cups don’t move. The cups are designed so that the wheels won’t roll out of them, even with vigorous movement. The added feature of these cups is that they also protect your floors from damage caused by the wheels. It’s great for all types of wood floors as well as ceramic and some of the newer types of floors such as cork and VCT floors. It’s especially important to protect your floors if they are made of bamboo or other soft woods as they mark more easily.

Flexi-Felt continues to listen to their clients and create innovative floor protection products for furniture. See all of these as well as our regular products at booth # 1752.

Surfaces Show in Las Vegas Jan. 18 – 20 Booth 237

December 20th, 2016

Everyone I know loves attending the Surfaces show in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center. Marketed as “the largest North American event serving the floorcovering, stone & tile industries” it’s the place to be to see all the new flooring products and trends for 2017. This show is made up of the SURFACES, StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas and TileExpo shows, all in one place. Flexi-Felt will be attending again this year to present some new floor protection products. (Good thing I’m not going, I’d want to change all my floors and buy other products.)

This year we’ll be presenting three great new products that’ll be of interest to many people.

First, there’s the Clear Clean Pro Concentrate Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner. We have the 32oz. bottle of Clear Clean Pro Concentrate at an amazing show special price. The concentrate makes 8 refills of our 32 oz. Clear Clean Pro Spray Wood and Laminate Floor Cleaner. You’ll be buying this concentrate at the same price as a spray bottle of Clear Clean Pro. What’s even better is that you won’t be paying for water. Our competitor’s sell their product ready to pour in the bottle so you’re actually paying for the water in the product. Also, their refill only makes 4.4 bottles whereas ours makes 8 refills. Interested in this great environmentally friendly product at an amazing price. Drop by our booth #237 and speak with Pierre.

You may have seen the second item before but it’s a great product that we are bringing back to the Surfaces show. It’s the Silver Mop Pro. The Silver Mop Pro has many great features like the adjustable handle that lets you put it at the height that’s best for you and can be shortened for easy storage. It’s made of strong material but is lightweight enough that you can dust walls and ceilings with it. It can take a lot of use (not like many of the others that I have bought and broke the handles). It has two types of pads, one for light clean and dusting and the other for really dirty floors (I tried it on dried coffee stains on the floor of our lunch room and it cleaned up with just water on the pad). After you’re done with the pads just throw them in with your regular wash and let air dry. These are all great features but my very favourite one is the large head. Compared to the regular mops out there, I’m able to do my floors in half the time and when compared with using a ringer mop it takes about a quarter of the time with the Silver Mop Pro. Time is always short and I love that with the Silver Mop Pro I now spend less time cleaning floors.

The third item is a Cord Cover. You may be wondering what a Cord Cover is but it’s exactly what it sounds like. Who hasn’t dragged an electrical cord and have it mark a wall (especially a freshly painted one) or chair leg when pulling too hard? The Cord Cover was created to slip over your electrical cords in order to protect walls and furniture from being marked by the black of the electrical cord. The vibrant colors also make the cords very visible so that people can see the cords and not trip over them. As I’m writing this I realize that I could run all my cables inside the cord cover to eliminate the tangled messes that I have. I’ll have to try that out.

While at our booth, take a look at our new floor protectors for ½” wide furniture legs model 6050 and our cups that go under bed wheels to stop your bed from rolling away from the wall while protecting your floor from the bed’s wheels, model 6510.

The 6050 is made of a clear product that you put on the floor under the chair leg and push the chair leg down into it. The felt pad under the clear piece will protect your floors like nothing else on the market today. The narrow legs are now found not only on kitchen chairs, but all types of furniture including outdoor lounge chairs. A must see if you want to help protect floors from these types of legs.

Hate to have your bed roll away from the wall while you’re reading in bed, watching TV, working on your lap top or tablet or doing other things in bed and end up with pillows falling between the bed and the wall or headboard. Well Flexi-Felt found a solution, the Slide-Stop Bed Frame Grippers. They’re little cups specially made to go under the wheels of bed frames. There are grippers under the cups so that the cups don’t move. The cups are designed so that the wheels won’t roll out of them, even with vigorous movement. The added feature of these cups is that they also protect your floors from damage caused by the wheels. It’s great for all types of wood floors as well as ceramic and some of the newer types of floors such as cork and VCT floors. It’s especially important to protect your floors if they are made of bamboo or other soft woods as they mark more easily.

Flexi-Felt continues to listen to their clients and create innovative floor protection products for furniture. See all these as well as our regular products at booth # 237.

Las Vegas Furniture Market Jan. 22 – 25 Booth P1-4716

December 20th, 2016

I just looked up the Furniture Market in Las Vegas. You tend to think of a market as a smallish place where you can view the new furniture trends. I had seen a Furniture Show in Montreal, Canada years ago at Place Bonaventure. But here we’re talking about Vegas, major big and not just furniture. The Las Vegas Furniture Market is being held on the World Market Center Campus in the heart of downtown Las Vegas. It’s comprised of 40 floors of furniture, bedding/mattress, lighting, casual/outdoor, decorative accessories, wall art, floor coverings, housewares, home textiles, tabletop, lifestyle products, general gift, housewares/gourmet and more – delivering the most complete, cross-category wholesale tradeshow for the furniture, home décor and gift industries in the United States. Wow. If you’re attending, wear great walking shoes and be ready to make decisions on what you want on the spot or you may never find your way again to the items you loved. This is Flexi-Felt’s first time attending this show. Pierre will be at booth P1-4716 so if you’re in that area, drop by and welcome him to the show and while you’re there, look at the new and existing quality Flexi-Felt floor and furniture protectors.

At the furniture market, we’ll be presenting Flexi-Felt floor protectors as well as two series of new products that’ll be of interest to many people.

Many people have expressed a need for furniture that doesn’t move so Flexi-Felt created the gripper series. The grippers are a special rubber with adhesive that are applied to the bottom of furniture legs. I bet you’re wondering why you’d need this. If you have kids and especially teenagers who throw themselves on the sofa, loveseat or armchair and it slides into the wall you know what I mean. All it takes is one time and your wall is either scratched or dinged. The grippers stop your furniture from moving while also protecting your floors from damage.

People also expressed a need for something to stop beds from moving and damaging the floor. Some beds have frames with wheels and others have legs. Well Flexi-Felt found two solutions, the grippers for legs and the Slide-Stop Bed Frame Grippers for bed frames with wheels. The Slide-Stop Bed Frame Grippers are little cups specially made to go under the wheels of bed frames. There are grippers under the cups so that the cups don’t move. The cups are designed so that the wheels won’t roll out of them, even with vigorous movement. The added feature of these cups is that they also protect your floors from damage caused by the wheels. The cups and grippers are great for all types of wood floors as well as ceramic and some of the newer types of floors such as cork and VCT floors. It’s especially important to protect your floors if they are made of bamboo or other soft woods as they mark more easily.

With either the Slide-Stop Bed Frame Grippers or regular grippers you don’t have to worry about your bed rolling away from the wall while you’re reading in bed, watching TV, working on your lap top or tablet or doing other things in bed and end up with pillows falling between the bed and the wall or headboard. An easy, inexpensive solution to an annoying problem.

Flexi-Felt is a creation of the Innovation Engineering Group who also brought you the Silver Mop Pro, Clear Clean Pro and other products. Now they’ve come up with coasters made of 100% Virgin merino wool that measure 4″ across. These large coasters can accommodate a small juice glass, a soda, or martini glass up to and including a large beer or coffee mug. They are available in 8 vibrant colors: Mango Orange, Lemon Yellow, Palace Mauve, Sea Blue, Midnight Black, Brownie Brown, Olive Green, Apple Green. They can be purchased by color or by series called Spring, Summer, or Fall. You can even purchase the Corporate or Executive coasters. For indoor or outdoor eating in style, order the matching placemats.

While at our booth, look at our new floor protectors for ½” wide furniture legs model 6050. The 6050 is made of a clear product that you put on the floor under the chair leg and push the chair leg down into it. The felt pad under the clear piece will protect your floors like nothing else on the market today. The narrow legs are now found not only on kitchen chairs, but all types of furniture including outdoor lounge chairs. A must see if you want to protect floors from these types of legs.

I know that this is a lot to see and take in at a market where there is so much to see. I recommend that you look at the products on the web site www.flexifelt.com prior to the show so that you can go there with a plan of what you want to see and buy. Did you know that we were featured on Designing Spaces on Lifetime and TLC? Check out the show at www.designingspaces.tv.

See all these as well as our regular products and show specials at booth # P1-4716.

Reading a Measuring Tape

December 15th, 2016

Some of you may ask as to why I’m bringing this up but I received two phone calls in two days from people trying to measure their chair legs and having trouble reading the size off the measuring tape. Construction workers may be scratching their heads thinking what the???? but for the average person who rarely needs to use a measuring tape, it can be difficult. I found that the web site http://www.wikihow.com/Read-a-Measuring-Tape has easy to understand instructions with pictures.

There are also a number of helpful apps but if you’re using one with your phone camera or the ruler on your phone, make sure to be directly over the chair leg and as close as possible to get as accurate a measurement as possible.

The other option is to take a close up picture of the chair leg with a ruler or measuring tape right beside it and email it to info@flexifelt.com. The customer service people there will recommend models appropriate for the size and type of chair leg in the picture.

Hope this helps you next time you need to measure something.

Narrow Rectangular Furniture Legs

December 6th, 2016

The latest style in furniture is furniture legs that are 1/2″ thick and anywhere from 1″ to 2″ wide. You can find these types of legs on tables and chairs, especially chairs, but even on patio furniture and lounge chairs. It makes for really great looking furniture but the legs can really damage floors.

Felt pads can’t hold onto the bottom of the narrow leg no matter what glue you use. Some tell me they’ve even used that really strong glue you see on TV and it also doesn’t hold for very long. It’s basic physics. There is simply to much stress being put on the felt and glue as you move the furniture back and forth. Some of you have tried to use wide clear adhesive tape and some have even tried duct tape (they will remain nameless but you know who you are).

Well, Flexi-Felt has heard your cries of “I need help”, “I’m so fed up of having glue and felt stuck to my floor and not the bottom of the chair legs” and so on. They have come up with a clear piece that has their felt on the bottom. It is similar to their models for sled based chairs but is made especially for ½” wide rectangular furniture legs. You simply put the pieces on the floor under the furniture legs (exactly where you want them to be on the legs) and push down on the furniture. The clear piece holds onto the bottom of the furniture leg and the wool blend felt on the bottom of the clear piece protects the floor. Finally a solution for narrow rectangular legs.

Thanksgiving is over – What do your floors look like?

November 24th, 2016

Well, you’ve had the family and friends over for Thanksgiving. Everyone got stuffed with turkey and watched many football games. Now comes the time when you do the clean up and discover that your floors have been scratched.

This is a problem that many people are experiencing. What with coordinating who’s coming when, getting all the shopping done and food prep done, cleaning and decorating the house for Thanksgiving, who had time to think of floors? Or as in some cases, its when hubby got excited by a football play that he and his pals jumped up and you could hear furniture grinding across the floor. Not good.

Soon the Christmas parties will begin. Before they do, do your floors a favor and protect them now or next year not only will you get the holiday bills but also have to find money to get your floors redone. I’m sure you’d rather not have to get THAT done. Think of the cost but also all the trouble of emptying the rooms and the dust (you’ll find the dust for months after the floors are done).

So take a few minutes and look at the furniture in your home and accurately measure their legs and note if they’re round or square. Go to the Flexi-Felt web site and use their wizard. Answer a few questions and it’ll tell you what to order. Place your order and in no time you’ll have the floor protection you need before the Christmas parties begin.

Furniture Feet

November 23rd, 2016

I’m sure most of you have heard about Furniture Feet. You have probably seen the commercials on television or seen the product in some box stores. I’m sure that some of you have even bought and tried it so you know what I’m referring to. What most of you may not know is that it’s a knock-off of the Flexi-Felt floor protectors.

They changed what they call the boot to be curved rather than straight like the Flexi-Felt so that it looks a little different.

They claim in their video that it’s a wool felt but when you look on the box that the Furniture Feet comes in, it says 100% polyester. All of the others floor protectors in my area are also made of polyester. The Flexi-Felt floor protectors are the only ones that have a wool blend felt (and I have looked at a lot of different brands) . As you know wool is an expensive natural product that is very durable which is why it’s been used for hundreds of years and it’s why Flexi-Felt use it.

The Furniture Feet boot is not clear in appearance so you can see it quite easily when it’s installed on furniture legs. The boot is made of poly-vinyl which, yes it’s easy to slip on but it’s also easy to slip off. I’ve had people send me pictures of it half slipped off their furniture and wanting something that stays on. Some have also sent me a Furniture Feet and asked me to send them a Flexi-Felt in the same size because the one they sent me didn’t stay on.

There are Furniture Feet and many other similar products on the market but if you want the best, buy Flexi-Felt floor protectors.

Rented Seniors Center

November 22nd, 2016

I just got a call from a really nice man who helps at a seniors center. They’re renting a space where they hold activities for seniors but are responsible to make sure that the floor is maintained regularly and doesn’t get damaged or they’ll be responsible to repair the floors. Like most centers, money is an issue. It’s very costly to repair floors so they definitely don’t want to end up doing that. They’re looking for floor protection that is durable, not too expensive, that will last and protect the floors for a number of years.

The solution is from the commercial line of Flexi-Felt products. These products are guaranteed for five years so once they put them on the furniture they know that they won’t have that expense again for five years. The rubber sleeve is very durable and made to withstand furniture being moved back and forth. The wool blend felt not only protects floors but also ends up polishing them as they move over the floor. The other nice thing is that they reduce noise. Imagine how much noise 25 or more chairs can make when they all move at the same time. So if the rental space is above another rental space it will make the renters below very happy that the sound of chairs moving is greatly reduced. The felt pads also allow the chairs to move more easily across floors. Once this person knew of all of the advantages of these floor protectors he called a reseller to purchase them immediately.