Originally Posted by cbyerspace
I actually feel less safe with my hookah on the floor, especialy if you have carpeting because its not a solid platform, it makes it easier to tip, but perfect on tile or wood...
That's why the metal sheeting is perfect. It spreads the weight of the hookah across the carpet and makes the surface more stable. I've smacked into the ashtray many times by accident and only suffered a slight wobble, nothing remotely scary.