Last fall we bought a new bed. Turns out - the bed was 7 mm too low and our vacuum cleaning robot got stuck each time. Everything we found to make the bed higher was either too low, too small or too expensive. So we cut an old anti vibration mat and it works perfectly.
Time required: approx. 30 minutes for eight feet
Materials: anti vibration mat, sharp scissors, pencil, paper/thin cardboard, chalk pen or other pen with enough contrast to your mat
The first step is making a template of the furniture foot. Put a piece of paper (or better: thin cardboard) underneath the foot and draw around the foot with a pencil.
Then cut out the template. Stay slightly inside the line as the template will be a bit too large from drawing around the furniture foot. Put the template on the anti vibration mat and draw around it with the chalk pen.
Try to put the template as close to the previous template as possible. The more “shared” lines you have, the less you have to cut in the next step and you save materials as well.
Cut out the parts with you scissors or a utility knife. Again, cut at the inner edge of the line. Our mat was quite hard, be careful to not cut yourself - wear protective gear if necessary!
Push the pads underneath your furniture after putting the furniture in place.
- Do not use this technique when the feet of your furniture are too thin, then it might slip off when it gets pushed.
- We use two of the pads on top of each other, our mat was about 0,5 cm high. Do not stack too many if the furniture might be moved by accident. The two pads per bed foot are in use for about a year now and they still are positioned as on the first day.