Q: My rental apartment has sloping hardwood or linoleum floors in every room. In the living room, we've used felt furniture pads to keep furniture from rocking, but they are not working in the kitchen, which has the worst sloping. Because we're constantly sliding kitchen chairs in and out of the table, the pads won't stay in place.
Worse, the joints in our chairs are starting to fall out because we're putting even weight on this uneven surface. Apart from re-gluing the joints in our chairs every week, how can we mitigate the damage? (We don't plan to stay in this apartment past our lease end, so we don't want to make a huge investment, but we have 9 months to go and we can't afford to replace our wooden kitchen set with anything of quality.)
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Regina is an architect who lives with her husband and son in Lawrence, KS. As a LEED Accredited Professional and longtime contributor to Apartment Therapy and The Kitchn, her focus is on healthy, sustainable living through design.
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