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Rubber Feet : features and applications

Rubber feet have many different features and applications for the home, the workshop or in the manufacturing process. Here are some common features of the rubber bumpers that West Florida Components has on hand:

  • low abrasion
  • superb skid resistance
  • easy to apply – just peel and stick
  • does not stain or mar
  • can absorb shocks and vibrations
  • crack resistant
  • is recognized by UL

You can use adhesive rubber feet in many different applications. Some of the most common are:

Sound dampening and spacers for cabinet doors, drawers and lids

For those purposes, these are some of the suggested self-adhesive rubber bumpers to use:

Medium clear cylindrical (round) rubber feet

Small clear cylindrical rubber feet

Medium black hemispherical rubber feet

Small black hemispherical rubber feet

Small clear hemispherical rubber feet

As feet on the bottom of household appliances, office equipment, telephones, scales, clocks, speakers, computers, and other devices

Medium black cylindrical (round) rubber feet

Medium clear hemispherical rubber feet

Large black hemispherical rubber feet

Medium clear square rubber feet

For the back of picture frames and hung mirrors

Medium clear square rubber feet

Medium black square rubber feet

Large black square rubber feet

Round, Cylindrical or Hemispherical: Rubber Feet Dilemma Solved

You need some rubber feet but don’t know what shape to buy? Look no further. Here is the information you need.

Do you want the top of the self-adhesive rubber feet to have a flat surface? You should choose a cylindrical rubber foot. Cylindrical rubber feet are basically shaped like a coin….flat top, and flat bottom.

They are perfect for situations where you need to use them between two flat surfaces. Some suggested uses are for the back of pictures and art hung on the wall; for kitchen and bathroom cabinets to cushion the close; and craft projects like coasters and stained glass projects. We’ve even seen them used to place sheets of glass on tabletops to separate the glass from the surface underneath. Cylindrical rubber feet are available in both clear and black.

Do you want the self-adhesive rubber bumpers to be rounded? Then you need to purchase hemispherical rubber feet. Think of a ball cut into half – rounded on one side; flat where the adhesive attaches to the surface.

Hemispherical rubber feet are perfect for separating electronics equipment to help air circulate between two boxes. They are also ideal for applying to surfaces when you need a little bit of a grip on the surface underneath.

Here’s a unusual use for a hemispherical rubber foot: Apply with the adhesive side down on a bookshelf or display cabinet to hold propped up items in place. Clear rubber feet work perfectly on glass shelves! Like cylindrical feet, hemispherical rubber bumpers are available in clear or black.

Rubber Feet – How to Apply Self-Adhesive Rubber Bumpers

Many customers have asked about the best way to apply self-adhesive rubber feet to surfaces so that they are properly applied…and stay on the intended surfaces.

Here are the recommended application instructions:

    • Clean the surface where you will be applying the rubber feet. It should be dry and free of debris, oils and solvents. In addition, the ideal surface for rubber feet application is smooth and non-porous. You can use a mild solvent such as isopropyl alcohol to remove dirt or grease.
    • Grasp the rubber bumper on the sides without touching the adhesive.
    • Press the rubber bumper firmly into place on the application surface. The rubber foot can not be repositioned without effecting the adhesive.
    • For best results, allow 24 hours before exposing the rubber feet to heavy force or weight. This allows the adhesive on the rubber feet enough time to ‘cure’.

Besides following the above instructions when applying the rubber feet, it is important to keep the rubber feet (both storage and use) at a temperature that is between 70° – 80°F (21° – 27°C).


All About Self-Adhesive Rubber Feet

Square Rubber Bumpers

Square Rubber Bumpers

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.

Large Self-Adhesive Rubber Feet

Large Self-Adhesive Rubber Feet

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.