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<p>None of the tires/wheels/thingies want to spin because they slip on the wood.  Any inspired mamas have a solution for me?  Carpeting the house is not an option. </p>
 

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<p>How about getting one of the rugs with a road layout drawn on. Like this <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.html?ie=UTF8&linkCode=ur2&camp=1789&creative=9325&tag=motheringhud-20&location=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2FRug-Country-Fun--29-Inch-Play%2Fdp%2FB001651DBI%2Fref%3Dsr_1_2%3Fs%3Dtoys-and-games%26ie%3DUTF8%26qid%3D1294391720%26sr%3D1-2" rel="norewrite" target="_blank">http://www.amazon.com/Rug-Country-Fun--29-Inch-Play/dp/B001651DBI/ref=sr_1_2?s=toys-and-games&ie=UTF8&qid=1294391720&sr=1-2</a></p>
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<p>An area rug works well but to be honest this was one of the reasons we eventually went to more mainstream options. They didn't do well on tile either.</p>
 

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<p>Guess my floors are too scratched up - we've never had this problem.</p>
 

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<p>Interesting.  We've never had this problem either.  I actually prefer wood floors for a playroom because it's so much easier to do train tracks, roadways, marble game, and building blocks on wood floors.  </p>
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<p>If it's an issue, I'd get an area rug.  We have this <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20101871" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20101871</a>, and my boys really like it.</p>
 

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<div class="quote-block">Originally Posted by <strong>Apple Girl</strong> <a href="/community/forum/thread/1289878/wooden-toys-suck#post_16169125"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="/community/img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a><br><br><p>Interesting.  We've never had this problem either.  I actually prefer wood floors for a playroom because it's so much easier to do train tracks, roadways, marble game, and building blocks on wood floors.  </p>
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<p>If it's an issue, I'd get an area rug.  We have this <a href="http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20101871" target="_blank">http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20101871</a>, and my boys really like it.</p>
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<br><br><p>I've never had the issue either and we've had pretty much every flooring option I can think of over the years. I also have the area rug mentioned though and I know for sure our wheels roll over it well, it's also nice for trains and blocks etc because it is a very flat smooth rug.</p>
 

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<p>I'd add those little rubber grippy things that they sell to put on the bottom of socks.  That is, IF you don't have a kid who will pick them off and eat them!</p>
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<p>We have three little wooden cars from happysquashtoys on etsy and they are awesome! we have stone tiles and they most certainly roll freely.  I think they're $5 each so not too pricey.  I also have a plan toys car from the thrift store.  It's missing a part so i'm not sure what it originally looked like.. but it's sized for their dollhouse dolls (roughly 9" long and 5" wide).  Rubber tires :) The kids love it.</p>
 
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