Moving into a new house is an exciting, although challenging, experience. Many factors go into having a successful move. When moving, you want to make sure that all of your furniture and belongings are safe from any potential damage. However, many homeowners neglect to give their hardwood floors the same attention. Your hardwood floors can be easily scratched or damaged when moving heavy furniture around. Here are some tips to protect your hardwood floors when moving.
Clean Your Floors
Before moving anything in or out of your home, it is a good idea to clean your hardwood floors first. This may seem unnecessary, but it can save you a lot of time and grief in the long run. Dust or even small rocks can cause significant damage to your floors if they are caught between heavy furniture and the floor. Make sure you sweep your floors to remove any dust or dirt.
Cover Your Floors
Another way to protect your floors when moving furniture is to cover to prevent scratches, scrapes, and dents. There are many different types of products that can be used for this purpose. You can find shock-resistant protective mats that can be cut to any size you need. There are also plastic runners which roll out flat and stick to your floor with a non-adhesive and slip-resistant backing.
Don’t Drag Furniture
Never drag heavy furniture across the floor. No matter what type of hardwood floor you have, this can damage the surface of the finish and cause dents in the wood. It is best to lift and carry furniture across the room if you are able to. For larger pieces of furniture, use furniture sliders and slide them across the floor very carefully. In general, it is a good idea to attach protective felt to the bottom of your furniture as well.
Get a Doormat
When moving furniture into a new room, the first thing you should put down is a doormat for people to wipe their feet on. It is very important to protect your hardwood floors from any dirt, mud, or moisture. Having a spot for people to clean their shoes on reduces the amount of dirt and debris left on your hardwood floors.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.
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