How To Stop Your Recliner From Sliding

How To Stop Your Recliner From Sliding

Recliners are the epitome of comfort. After a long hectic day at work, when you hop into it, all the exhaustion, and tension melts and you feel like in heaven.

But, the last time when you jumped into the recliner, it slid a little. You didn’t notice it, let it go.

And after that day, each time you slipped into it, it moves a little. The motion or sliding is increasing every day.

More than that, it slides a little every time you change your position from sitting to rocking and reclining.

Now, you have to be cautious changing the position, because you feel like the motion may fall you off it. Or maybe it damages your hardwood, tiled, or carpeted floor.

You fear like someday when you hope into it, it may sail you through the next room.

How can you stop the recliner from sliding by the way?

And why does it slide every time you sit into it?

Is my recliner failing? Should I call my manufacturers, it still gets covered.

There is nothing wrong with your recliner, and neither should you call your providers.

Sail through this guide, I am sure in the end you would know how to stop your recliner sailing.

How To Stop Your Recliner From Sliding

Sliding on a hardwood floor, bare floor or carpeted floor can be for different reasons. You may have to follow some different protocols to stop it on different floors. Like if it is a carpeted floor, you can place it in a different place, it can help stop the sliding.

But, here in this tiny section, the ways we would be narrating for stopping the recliners from sliding would be adaptable for any floor mostly.

None slip grippers

If you don’t move your recliner on the regular basis and fixed its place in the lounge or anywhere else, grippers or furniture pads can be the easy solution to stop them from sliding.

Keep in mind that the gripers or pads are only applicable if your recliner has feet, which most of the models come with.

The grippers are used for furniture with the feet like couches, sofas, dressers, beds, and others from slipping.

These grippers are made of non-slip rubber-like materials and come in square or circle shapes.

Keep in mind that they don’t stick or get tethered to the furniture leg but each leg sits on the top of the pad.

Many don’t want to use the grippers because they look odd, or make the aesthetical appeal of your furniture or the recliner ruined.

The best advice for them is to go with the matching colors grippers, they will be less noticeable and blend with the color of your furniture.

Second, what if the recliner you got does not have any feet? How would you be using the grippers with them, or there is an alternative solution for that?

Let’s try to figure it out.

Area Rugs for Metal base recliners

If your recliner has a metal base the thick area rugs can be the right option for them. These rugs are thick and can be used ideally for any furniture piece or item.

Placing a thick rug on the hardwood floor is going to help your recliner a lot and helps in stopping the sliding.

What I recommend to my clients mostly is to go with a bigger rug option. So that you could place more than one furniture item in the vicinity.

Second smaller-sized rugs which only fit the recliners are hard to grab compared to relatively bigger-sized rugs.

Plus, smaller-sized items holding rugs tend to roll up on the sides which looks annoying. To get these all fixed, go with relatively bigger-sized rugs.

Cord furniture pads

The most affordable and go-to option to stop your recliner from moving or sliding on a hardwood floor is furniture cork pads.

They are a temporary solution, and you might have to replace them after a few months.

You can find cork pads in different sizes, and shapes. You can find them in circles and squares too.

Put them under the corners of the recliner with feet or a metal base, and you add a stop to them moving or sliding.

They are not like grippers, they are thicker than grippers, and last less than grippers.

They are slightly higher, and your recliner will fall and sink into it with time. That’s why I added you might have to replace them in a few months.

Above mentioned ways were about to stop the recliner from sliding on bare or hardwood floors. The below-mentioned ways are for the carpeted floors.

Clean your carpet

You might wonder what the connection of cleaning a carpet with the recliner sliding is.

There is a solid connection, clean and washed carpet provides more friction compared to old carpets with pressed fur or texture.

With the carpets cleaned, the furs or textures come back and again to provide the right friction require for your furniture item or recliner.

Anchor your recliner

The less favorable and recommended only when no solution makes its way to fix your problem. Anchor your furniture item to the other furniture to prevent it from sliding on the carpet.

In some carpets with no fur or textures on them, and no friction offered, cleaning won’t help. In those cases you have to anchor it with the other heavy furniture items, it can be your sofa, bed, or any other item.

One last thing, if you have a hardwood floor and your carpet is sliding, you can stop sliding by Just removing the carpet under the recliner and letting it be placed on the hardwood floor. This simple step can stop the sliding.

Sliding on a hardwood floor with carpet on it happens because here the carpet is getting moved due to the recliner. It doubles the sliding, and you may get more moving with time.


If you want to spend some amazing quality quiet comfortable time in your recliner, it can’t be achieved with your recliner moving on every time you change position. So, it has to be stopped from sliding, to get the most out of it.

If following ways of adapting and too did not help you, maybe it is the time you should talk to your brand and tell them how disturbing the entire experience has been.

Maybe the brand could tell you something practical applying only to the particular types of recliners.

Lily Roberts

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