Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor?
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I have an all-tile floor that I'd like to use my oversized rocking chair on. I'm worried about cracking the tiles and
would like some kind of protection. My preference is an area rug with something thin but strong under the rug
(only under the rocking chair area). It would have to be thin ( like 1/4" or less) to not be a cosmetic issue. I thought of
a piece of luan plywood (comes in 1/8" to 1/4"), but I don't think it would be strong enough for constant rocking.

Any ideas on a material?

Thanks!
Fred
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  Re: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by frule (I have an all-tile f...)
Just curious....but why are you worried about the tile cracking?  If installed correctly there shouldn't be any movement or air-gaps that would allow the tile itself to crack...it should be supported by the thin-set and the subfloor completely.
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  Re: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by frule (I have an all-tile f...)
If a rocking chair is all it takes to crack the tile, they'd be out of business in a day. Rock away!

if you worry about scuffing, cement a strip of leather or felt under the rockers.
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  Re: RE: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by daddo (If a rocking chair i...)
(05-06-2019, 01:43 PM)daddo Wrote: If a rocking chair is all it takes to crack the tile, they'd be out of business in a day.  Rock away!

if you worry about scuffing, cement a strip of leather or felt under the rockers.

I'd be more concerned with the rocker 'walking' on tile.
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  Re: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by frule (I have an all-tile f...)
You could possibly epoxy a commercial cork on the bottom of the rails.


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  Re: RE: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by KC ([quote='daddo' pid='...)
(05-06-2019, 08:48 PM)KC Wrote: I'd be more concerned with the rocker 'walking' on tile.

That is a concern, too. Thanks for reminding me.
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  Re: RE: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by KC ([quote='daddo' pid='...)
(05-06-2019, 08:48 PM)KC Wrote: I'd be more concerned with the rocker 'walking' on tile.

Way back when I was a kid the rocker on the porch would walk to one side if you didn't sit square. Shift around in the seat and it would walk back. Cool

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  Re: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by frule (I have an all-tile f...)
Put down a mat or a small rug.  

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  Re: Using a large rocking chair on a ceramic tile floor? by frule (I have an all-tile f...)
I've never seen one that didn't walk, but I've only owned 3 of them. Depends on how long and how much you rock.

I do remember one that must have walked an inch every rock. We no longer own that chair.
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