Con-Tact Decorative Non-Adhesive Non-Slip Shelf Liner, 18-Inch x 8-Ft

Last updated date: May 7, 2020

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In our analysis of 23 expert reviews, the Con-Tact Con-Tact Non-Adhesive Non-Slip Shelf Liner placed 10th when we looked at the top 12 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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From The Manufacturer

Con-Tact Brand’s Grip Prints liner combines decorative patterns with the durable, cushioned grip liner to keep it in place without an adhesive backing. The decorative vinyl provides a smooth, water proof surface to help preserve shelves. Grip Prints is also stain resistant and washable by wiping clean with warm water and mild soap. These decorative grip liners add personality and style to any kitchen furnishing, office desk and tabletop. Grip Prints come in a variety of over 21 patterns of floral, modern, fruit, and classic as well as solid and granite patterns. Caution: Not for use on lacquered or urethane surfaces, finish damage may occur.

An Overview On Shelf Liners

If you want to increase the life of your shelving units and protect the surfaces of the drawers throughout your home, you’ll need to pick up a shelf liner. Shelf liners can be used underneath a bathroom or kitchen sink where you store chemicals, in a refrigerator and even in the cabinets of RVs and boats.

As you shop for the best shelf liners, look at the construction material first. If you go with a plastic liner, make sure it doesn’t contain any BPA. A high-quality food-grade EVA is a great choice, especially in kitchens. It’s also important that the liner is engineered to reduce slipping and bunching and that it’s easy to cut to fit the specific measurements of your drawer.

Next, decide if you need the shelf liner to be waterproof. If you’re using the liner in your garage on your tool shelf, this may not be an issue, but it’s certainly a must-have feature when used in kitchens and bathrooms.

Look for any extra features that are important to you. Some shelf liners are anti-microbial, for example. Others resist stains and odors. There are even shelf liners that have a cushioning. These are best used in shelves that hold breakable items.

If you’re purchasing the shelf liners for style purposes only, look for a brand that has a host of different colors and patterns to choose from. That way, you’re sure to find an accent color that complements the rest of the decor in the room.

DWYM Fun Fact

While it’s obvious that shelf liners keep the cups in your kitchen cabinet from sliding around, there are actually quite a number of other uses for this handy invention. You can use shelf liners to get a better grip on the lid of a jar, line the inside of your toolbox, keep your cutting board in place and even line the bottom of your portable pet kennels.

The Shelf Liner Buying Guide

  • Adhesive liners are the best at staying in place, however, you won’t be able to remove them later on.
  • Since the shelf liners arrive in a roll, they may not be easy to flatten at first. Try placing a weight on all four corners overnight and then install them the next morning.
  • If the shelf liner comes and has a heavy chemical smell when you open the package, take it outside and let it air out before using it.
  • Check the product label to determine which surfaces the shelf liner works with. Some are listed as best not used on porous natural stone or lacquered surfaces.
  • Keep in mind that pre-cut sizes may still require a bit of trimming to fit your unique space.
  • From time to time you’ll need to clean your shelf liners. Always follow the cleaning instructions listed on the product label. Some require a simple wipe down with mild dish soap, water and a sponge, while others are listed as machine washable in cold water only. Lay the liner flat to air dry before returning it to the drawer.
  • In order to determine which shelf liner offers the best deal, you’ll need to figure out how much you’re paying per foot. The Duck Smooth Top Easy Shelf Liner, 6-Pack is the most affordable of the bunch, with the Smart Design Non-Adhesive Shelf Liner, 12-Inch x 10-Feet coming in at a moderate price. You’ll pay the most per foot for the Warp Brothers Plast-O-Mat Ribbed Shelf Liner, 2-Pack and the Gorilla Grip Original Open Weave Durable Shelf Liner.