Patio Chair Glide Installation Tips

  • IMPORTANT Your furniture cup must have a 1-1/2" or 1-1/4" INSIDE diameter to fit the corresponding size glide.
  • These are pressure fit glides. It is common for the glides to appear too large to fit. The installation will require force to ensure the glides are pressed in tight to prevent them from falling out.
  • If needed, boiling the glides will make them a little more pliable and can help with the installation process.
  • Use a rubber hammer or mallet to hit the glides in the cup. A regular hammer can crack them.

  1. Place your chair or table on top of something to prevent scratching.
  2. Remove the old feet from your furniture.
  3. Prepare the cup by cleaning and removing all dirt, rust, etc. Touch-up any exposed metal.
  4. Place the glide on top of the cup so that it is level. A piece of tape can be helpful to hold the glide in place if you are having trouble.
  5. Strike the glide down into the cup. Start with a medium strike to get the glide set and check that it is inserted evenly.
  6. Once the glide is holding, continue to hit it the rest of the way.
  7. The pressure against the sides of the cup will hold the glide in place.
  8. Relax and enjoy the rest of the day!