We will be exploring the vacuum cleaner market with our flexi-felt floor protector early in the new year. Like with flooring retailers The flexi-felt is also a natural add-on product for vacuum cleaner dealers. We will keep you posted as new retailers come on board.
We have been working on our new Flexi-Felt Ultimate model for over two years now and it is finally complete. If you work in a school and you have a floor protection solution that kids keep taking off the chair. Well the Flexi-Felt Ultimate is the solution for you. It’s patent pending heat shrink technology offers a lifetime warranty against removal. I don’t care if the kids use their hand, their feet or their teeth! These are not coming off. For more information on this new model go to www.flexifelt.com/selection.aspx.
We will be exhibiting our new line of heat shrink floor protectors along with our new pegboard merchandizing displays at the show in Las Vegas this from November 19th to the 21st. We are located at booth 3870. If you are in the maintenance or floor care industry you must stop by and see us at the show. You will be amazed by what we have to offer.
To increase availability of our Flexi-Felt floor protection products, we have launched our online retail store on Amazon.ca under IEG. Customers can now order our Flexi-Felt brand products from amazon in addition to our own website and local re-sellers. Products available now on Amazon.ca include Flexi-Felt clear sleeve pads and adhesive felt pads in various shapes and sizes.
I wanted to officially start off my by sharing some information that I’ve learned regarding floor protectors. There are 4 categories of floor protectors: plastic, metal, rubber and felt. They are all great when used in the right environment. The problem is most people use the wrong protectors for the wrong flooring.
Each category or material has distinct features. I will provide a more comprehensive description of each throughout the next few weeks and today, I will talk about the plastic floor protectors. The plastic protectors are typically used to help furniture glide better on carpeting. You should avoid using plastic protectors on wood floors for furniture that is heavy or frequently moving as the plastic protectors are very hard and will damage your flooring. Although they won’t scratch ceramic tiles they will leave a plastic mark or streak if the furniture you are moving is heavy.
Going back to carpeting, you have to keep in mind that the heavier the furniture and the thicker the carpet the wider should be your glide. The wider glide will distribute the weight of the furniture more evenly. If the glide is too small it will simply dig into your carpet and be pretty useless. Using a proper sized glide will make your furniture much easier to move and also prevent your carpeting from being permanently padded down where your furniture footing is.
If you intend on moving your furniture frequently you might want to look into getting Teflon glides as they offer less friction on carpet. Although they are typically blue in color make sure to look for Teflon on the package as there are cheap knock offs that are blue without Teflon. If you are unsure remember that you get what you pay for, if the price is too good to be true it probably is.