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Post by Kristal on Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:36 pm

NOTHING HAPPENED! You can breathe easy now. There are no massacred hardwood floors out there.

I did, however, have a birthday yesterday at a home with hardwood flooring, and as I was setting up, the dad came by with a towel to put underneath. (The chair does have the end cap things)

Party went great, and I emailed my satisfaction questionnaire out today. The mom replied and said while she wouldn't fill it out, that I am very good at what I do, prompt, organized etc. Then said in a perfect world I'd have something for under my chair, and that it's not a criticism, just a "small detail that could ease adult concerns about the floor". I'm guessing that also means chair didn't do any damage in the 5 mins it was sitting on unprotected floor, but I was worried about my rolling kit after - it's got an add on on the front to hold my chair during transport, though that too, has end caps.

For those with makeup chairs, do you bring something for under it? Has this been an issue for you?


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Re: Makeup Chairs + Hardwood Floors

Post by summers4seasons on Mon Oct 24, 2011 3:41 pm

I'm glad you brought this up, as I could see this being a concern. I have not had an issue, but I carry a 4x4 clear plastic sheet (think table cover) that I put under my chair. I started this to catch flying glitter during glitter tattoo application. I guess its doing double duty. Wink
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Re: Makeup Chairs + Hardwood Floors

Post by Kristal on Tue Oct 25, 2011 2:42 am

How thick is it, though? Sturdy enough to make a difference on hardwood?

I'm just so loathe to bring anything else with me...do you think it's bad/tacky/what have you to ask/mention if they have hardwood floors to also have a rug or something provided, for their protection? I don't want to lug yet another piece around if I can help it!
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Post by HazyDaze on Tue Oct 25, 2011 8:02 am

I'd think you could at least ask if they have hardwood flooring so that you would know in advance whether to bring something to put under your chair.
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Post by Perry Noia on Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:55 am

really? The only time I worry about floors is when I'm taking my fatmax on hardwood stairs... then I carry it instead of rolling it down the stairs like I usually would. These people have KIDS!! You cannot obsess over your floors when you have children. I suppose a folded up flannel backed plastic table cloth would help... you can get them pretty cheap at Zellers.
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Post by helena on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:05 am

I usually get them to provide the table and chairs at a party (well, that is, I ask if they'll have them available for me and they usually do.)
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Post by elantaura on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:12 am

I have hardwood floors in my house and the chair has never damaged them. I have a rolling scrapbook bag that hasn't either. don't know about fatmax . but the thing that seems to damage my floors are in fact my own children. that goes for my lonuge, walls etc.
But honestly what do they have under there own chairs? I have damage were our lounge is, dinning table and beds -even with rugs underneath.
As a hardwood floor person. I feel the fatmax may be a problem but the chair if it has rubber stoppers shouldn't. mine is either up on my floor or folded in the hallway again on the floor.
some people are so obsesive
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Post by Guest on Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:55 am

I have hardwood - bamboo floors! Cost us around $12000 to do the entire main floor. I set my make-up chairs on the floor, and I've lost a couple of the plastic leg plugs so it is sitting on a pipe basically... never left a mark.

We have felt pads on all the furniture (you can push the recliner sofa around with a fingertip!) for protection, but the floor is pretty durable. I drag my trolley across it regularly. I just make sure the wheels are clean when I get home before rolling it back to the office.

I have done alot of gigs on hardwood/laminate and not a single client has ever said or done anything... If they sometimes seem to want me on a carpeted area I suggest hard floor area would be better and no one has ever baulked at that.

I wouldn't stress about it... but maybe taking along a towel that is just big enough to fit under the legs would be a plan... just in case.

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Post by Kristal on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:53 pm

Perry Noia wrote:really? The only time I worry about floors is when I'm taking my fatmax on hardwood stairs... then I carry it instead of rolling it down the stairs like I usually would. These people have KIDS!! You cannot obsess over your floors when you have children. I suppose a folded up flannel backed plastic table cloth would help... you can get them pretty cheap at Zellers.

See, that's what *I* think! My uncle put hardwood flooring in when he and my aunt were building their new home. My mom brought in a ladder to help unpack stuff and left a couple little scuffs and my uncle nearly lost it. THEN they started their family and now have 2 little boys and everything's covered with rugs and that foamy puzzle mat stuff.

Would the tablecloth be thick enough? I'm thinking if it's gonna leave a dent (it would be from a child RAMMING themselves into the chair, not anything else!), a tablecloth or plastic sheet wouldn't do much, except loan the appearance of a barrier, lol.

What about tennis balls, like they have for chairs at elementary schools? They'd just be for the back legs (I have the chair where the front curls back and makes the 'pipe' that lays on the floor, so only the back legs "go into" the floor).
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Post by Perry Noia on Tue Oct 25, 2011 1:57 pm

you could use the tennis balls, I think I've seen them already cut at Staples.
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Post by barbb919 on Tue Oct 25, 2011 7:32 pm

i only take a small kit to birthday parties and my fat max to festivals...but the tennis ball idea sounds great for the chair
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Post by Geekophile on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:01 pm

I was thinking potholders, but tennis balls sound better. But honestly, my eyes are rolling up into my skull at the whole thing. Persnickity.
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Post by Manabanana on Wed Oct 26, 2011 9:36 pm

I have hard wood floors. (I think they are over 100 years old.) They've been refinished several times, but My chairs are always on them. (my whole house is hardwood floors) It takes ALOT o mark them. The chairs havent done a thing. Now if there was a stone or something under the leg of the chair and the chair slides with alot of weight on it. (e.g. you pull the chair to a different spot with someone sitting in it) then it will mark it. But other then that they are crazy!
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Post by Geekophile on Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:40 pm

It does depend on the type of wood- my MIL has a historic home with soft pine floors that a stilletto will puncture- but she doesn't make guests wear slippers for a dinner party! My own floors are 1940's oak and indestructable. That's not to say that they don't need another coat of varnish- we DO rollerskate through the house and all!
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