Self-adhesive rubber feet, also known as bumpers or bumpons, are a versatile product that can be used in many different ways around the house and workshop.The self-adhesive glue will stick to most surfaces including glass, wood, metals and plastics.
In the home, you can use rubber feet as dampers to cushion the closing action of cabinet doors or drawers in your kitchen, bathrooms and laundry rooms. The rubber bumpers will protect your expensive cabinet doors and drawers from hitting the frame of the cabinets and maintain the integrity of the wood by preventing vibrations when door meets the cabinet. Another way to use rubber bumpers in the kitchen is to attach them to the bottom of cutting boards to prevent the board from skidding, Many small kitchen appliances have rubber feet on the bottom to keep them from sliding.
There are other places in the home that rubber bumpons can be used. Put them on the underside of hanging pictures to help them grip the wall and help the frames stay in place without damaging the walls or the artwork.They can be adhered to speakers to protect the floor from scuffing and keep vibrations to a minimum. Your electronic equipment needs air to circulate between the cases. Using tall rubber feet as spacers will separate the equipment and allow air to circulate.
In the home office, rubber feet can be used on keyboards to grip the surface of the desk. Computers and laptops have rubber feet on the bottom which keeps them from sliding.If one of them is lost, your computer will be unbalanced and hard to use.
Rubber feet are often used with electronics projects. Once common place is on project boxes and pc cases. You will also find them on circuit boards.
In addition, rubber bumpers can be found in automotive applications, woodworking projects, glass projects such as coasters and stained glass window hangings.
Rubber bumpons are generally sold in three shapes: cylindrical, hemispherical and square.
Use the flat (cylindrical) rubber feet when you need increased load capacity. The hemispherical feet are most often used when increased sound dampening is required. Hemispherical rubber bumpers are favored for increased energy absorption.
The thin, low profile bumpers are great for increased load capacity. Their flat, wide surface helps absorb weight evenly. If you require air circulation, the taller, high profile rubber bumpons would be the best feet for the job.
Clear and black self-adhesive rubber feet are the most widely requested colors but many of the feet are also produced in gray.
Keep a supply of self-adhesive rubber feet in different shapes, sizes and colors around the house for the next time you need to use one of these versatile products.They are an inexpensive solution for many projects.