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How to Use Leveling Wedges

Between uneven floors and self-assembled furniture the reasons for items to rock or wobble in your home or business are unlimited. Leaning bookshelves, wobbling tabletops, and rocking appliances can compromise aesthetic, comfort, and safety. To quickly and professionally resolve issues with wobbling furniture or appliances use handy plastic leveling wedges like Wobble Wedge. For more than 30 years Wobble Wedge® has been the proprietor of the world’s best leveling shims, available in flexible plastic and rigid plastic, and in a variety of sizes and colors.

What is a Leveling Wedge?

The concept of the leveling wedge is a simple, but powerful one. A small triangular sliver of strong plastic material that can fill the gap between your furniture or appliances and the flooring material to create lasting stability. A level shim gradually increases in thickness to provide a universally convenient solution for gaps and wobbling. Additionally, Wobble Wedge shims possess patented interlocking ridges that allow users to stack and combine wedges to fill any gap. Flexible plastic Wobble Wedge leveling shims can be trimmed with a utility knife once placed in their location so the excess wedge material is not visible to the naked eye.

How to Use a Leveling Wedge

Using level wedges is an incredibly easy process. To determine if your furniture or appliances need a level wedge simply place both hands firmly on top of the object in question. Gently shift your pressure from one hand to the other to see if the item rocks or leans. If the item in question shifts under your pressure it is resting unevenly on the ground. Place a level on top of your furniture or appliance and rock it very gently to find the level point. Once you have identified how to make the item sit level, use Wobble Wedge plastic leveling wedges to fill the gap between the bottom of the item and the flooring material. Stack and combine wedges until the gap is completely full. When you remove your hands from the top of the furniture item or appliance it should sit stable on top of the plastic level shims.

Flexible Plastic vs. Rigid Plastic Wedges

Depending on the flooring material and the item you are trying to level stipulates whether you should use a flexible plastic leveling wedge or a rigid plastic leveling wedge. Furniture items placed on hard flooring material are best served with a flexible plastic leveling shim. Flexible plastic shims will grip hard flooring material surfaces and won’t slip or slide under pressure. Appliances or furniture on soft flooring materials such as carpet or rugs are best benefited by a rigid plastic leveling wedge, which will support the item firmly on the soft flooring material. Rigid plastic shims can also help prevent compression marks on soft flooring materials.

When To Use a BigGap Wedge

Standard Wobble Wedge leveling shims can be stacked and combined using the patented interlocking ridges to fill any gap between furniture and appliances and your flooring material. However, there are some gaps that require a more industrial solution. In these instances, use a BigGap™ Wobble Wedge, which is twice as thick as the standard wedges. BigGap™ leveling wedges can also be stacked and combined to increase height. BigGap™ shims are ideal for large furniture or appliances such as workbenches, storage shelves, hot water heaters, washing machines, and more.

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