We get lots of questions about what the difference is between our Original Silent Feet (in the green package) and our Anti-Walk Silent Feet (in the red package). The answer is very simple. But let me start by saying that there is no “better” product, they both absorb the same amount of vibration and provide exactly the same amount of protection for your home. In fact, there are only two things that are different between the two products (three, if you count the color of the packaging). Those two things are the style of the two rear pads in each set.
Why are the rear pads different? Because when we first invented Silent Feet washing machine pads, we wanted them to be the easiest pads to install on your washing machine and dryer. So we covered the bottom of the rear pads with felt to allow them to slide. This allows you to pull the machine away from the wall so that you can easily place the rear pads under the washer. Then you simply slide the washer back into place and insert the two sticky front washer pads under the front feet. Poof! You’re done and the two anti-walk front feet hold the washer in place preventing minor to moderate walking.
But then one day we had a customer call us up and ask if they could have a set of Silent Feet with 4 of the sticky pads? We said sure! And Anti-Walk Silent Feet washing machine pads were born. To make installing Anti-Walk Silent Feet easier, we recommend wetting the bottom of the two rear pads with a 50/50 water and liquid dish washing detergent mixture. This will allow the pads to slide slightly while you adjust the position of your washing machine. Then place the two front feet, allow about an hour for the water to evaporate off the rear pads and you’re all set.
We hope that answered your questions about the differences between our award winning washer pads. For over 5 years now, Silent Feet have been the most effective washer pad on the market. Try them in your laundry room today!