The 9 Best Shelf Liners

Updated February 22, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

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We spent 25 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top options for this wiki. Whether you bought a piece of furniture at a yard sale that looks perfect except for its dinged up shelves or you've moved into a house with pantry shelves that have seen better days, these shelf liners can quickly and cost-effectively give new life back to older armoires, vanities, drawers and more. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best shelf liner on Amazon.

9. Household Essentials CedarFresh

If you managed to scratch up the shelves in the antique wooden armoire your grandmother passed down to you, and you don't want your mom to know, cover them with the Household Essentials CedarFresh and she won't be any the wiser. Unfortunately, it doesn't always lie flat.
  • has a nice smell
  • repels pesky moths
  • can crack when cutting it
Brand Household Essentials
Model 61006
Weight 4.2 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

8. Quartet 103

The impressive Quartet 103 is made from elastic and flexible cork, meaning it will always hold its shape no matter what you put on it. It's ideal for lining the shelves in your boat or in any humid area since it absorbs moisture in the air.
  • safe to put thumbtacks in
  • also insulates against sound
  • tends to crumble if mishandled
Brand Quartet
Model 103
Weight 9.6 ounces
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

7. Duck 1100731

You'll receive twenty feet of a 12-inch-wide liner with the Duck 1100731, so if you have several shelves with imperfections you'd like to cover up, this can handle it and then some. It has a substantial thickness to help protect fragile shelves.
  • easy to reposition
  • entirely pvc-free
  • cannot prevent water damage
Brand Duck
Model 1100731
Weight 1.1 pounds
Rating 4.0 / 5.0

6. Magic Cover Natural

The classic-looking Magic Cover Natural, with its neutral color scheme, will never go out of style. It's quite durable and can withstand years of use without deteriorating. Plus, it looks as if it would be built into a shelf so guests won't know you use a liner.
  • stays in place well
  • rolls up nicely for storage
  • difficult to cut
Brand Magic Cover
Model 04F-127658-06
Weight 4 ounces
Rating 3.9 / 5.0

5. DII Non-Adhesive

The DII Non-Adhesive is constructed of soft viscose, a fabric that breathes well, dries quickly and is tear-resistant, making it suitable for holding a variety of objects and especially suited to protecting delicate items, like glasses or silverware.
  • can go in the washing machine
  • reversible patterns
  • won't develop mold
Brand DII
Model CAMZ36578
Weight 1.2 pounds
Rating 4.3 / 5.0

4. Macbeth Collection M-79820

Spruce up tired and boring furniture with the modern print on the Macbeth Collection M-79820. These liners create visual intrigue, so place them under items you want to stand out, like your personal artwork or cherished family photo albums.
  • come in a variety of fun prints
  • won't damage shelves when removed
  • can line nearly any surface
Brand The Macbeth Collection
Model M-79820
Weight 1.4 pounds
Rating 3.8 / 5.0

3. Warp Brothers PM210-C

The deep ribs of the Warp Brothers PM210-C facilitate air flow beneath items like porcelain dishware, preventing damaging moisture build-up. Made from a waterproof material, this liner is ideal for a wooden shelf on which you might place damp items.
  • helps stop spills from spreading
  • lies flat with no air bubbles
  • translucent and unobtrusive
Brand Warp Brothers
Model PM210-C
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.8 / 5.0

2. Con-Tact Grip

If you need to store heavy or sharp-edged items that might otherwise dent the surfaces of your shelves, the well-cushioned Con-Tact Grip can prevent that sort of damage. It is also reasonably-priced, leaving a little more money in your home decorating budget.
  • available in seven colors
  • nonslip to keep items in place
  • don't require any adhesive
Brand Con-Tact
Model 04F-C6L51-06
Weight 6.4 ounces
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

1. Trinity 3614

If you need sturdy liners that won't puncture and can be set over the gaps of a wire shelf without drooping, get the Trinity 3614. It features unique cutouts at the edges to hug the poles that hold up the shelves so it won't slide around.
  • material is easy to clean
  • can be cut to your desired size
  • great for storing sharp tools
Brand Trinity
Model TBF-LINERS01-3614
Weight 1.8 pounds
Rating 4.5 / 5.0

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Last updated on February 22, 2017 by Brett Dvoretz

A wandering writer who spends as much time on the road as behind the computer screen, Brett can either be found hacking furiously away at the keyboard or perhaps enjoying a whiskey and coke on some exotic beach, sometimes both simultaneously, usually with a four-legged companion by his side. He hopes to one day become a modern day renaissance man.

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