A retailer approached us with a challenge they had been dealing with for quite some time. The placement of merchandise tables throughout the store was very specific and not happenstance. Specific distances from walls and walkways are necessary to enhance the shopping experience, but the day-day operations of the stores would inevitably result in misplacement. Our challenge was to create a solution to keep large merchandise tables stationary, while providing the ability to remove them for floor service and relocating them once complete in the exact same location.
Installing a mechanical fastener was not an option, as this would actually damage the floor and table, in addition to create a visual impact that had to be avoided.
After some thoughts and testing in our studio, we developed a fastening system that used a patented velcro-style hook and loop pads. These pads were custom cut and were installed to the floor using an adhesive which could be removed without damaging the floor. The bottom of the table legs were installed with the complementary pad directly to the table glides. Once the table was placed, it could be moved easily by 2 people, but not by 1 person. Since the placement of the pads on the floor remains when the tables are moved for floor service, they served as a template to return the store to its intended layout.