Hardwood floors, and the furniture on top of the floor, are often equally beautiful. However, the relationship between the two can seriously damage the hardwood floors. Depending on the type of furniture, it can leave all types of scratches and bumps on the floor. On the bright side, there are different ways to protect your hardwood floors from any kind of furniture. Below are the different ways you can protect your hardwood floors from harm.
Stop Dragging Your Furniture
One of the easiest ways to prevent scratches is to not let yourself or anyone else drag or push your furniture across the floor. Whether you are simply moving the furniture or completely redecorating, you need to make sure your not dragging your furniture. It is possible that dragging or pushing your furniture along the floor is the quicker way of moving it, but it is much safer for your floor to pick it up and move it. You should keep in mind though that depending on the size of the furniture you might need someone to help you out with moving all furniture the proper way.
Use Rugs For Protection
An additional way to protect your hardwood floors from your furniture is to put your furniture on an area rug. If your furniture is on top of an area rug instead of directly on the hardwood floor, it will obviously be less susceptible to scratching the floor. It can also add an element of style to any room you decide to add the area rug to.
Adding Wheels To Furniture
If you’re looking for a different option to help protect your hardwood floors from furniture, you should add wheels to your furniture. Not only will wheels on your furniture make it easier to move whatever furniture you need for room to room, but it is also easier on your floors. The only issue with this is that if you get the wrong kind of wheels you can ruin your hardwood floor and it can be uncomfortable sitting on furniture with wheels.
Apply Furniture Pads
There are a few different benefits for the use of furniture pads or glider pads in the protection of your hardwood floors from your furniture. One of the benefits is that it allows you to move your furniture freely without causing any scratches on your hardwood floors. Most of the furniture or glider pads are made of felt, cork or rubber, which helps the protection of the floors.
Ensure Legs Are Stable
Something you should make sure that you do to help protect your hardwood floors from being harmed by your furniture is make sure your furniture’s legs are stable. You want to make sure that any old furniture or new furniture is in good condition; specifically check the legs before you place the piece on any of your hardwood floors. If you notice that the legs have some wear and tear on them, you shouldn’t put it on your floor. Instead, you should try and do some light sanding to the damaged legs to help prevent any serious scuffing on your hardwood floors.
Hardwood Flooring Options in New Jersey
If you are looking to replace your old hardwood floors or install a brand new hardwood floor, you need to make sure that you are aware of how to protect your hardwood flooring. At Alite Flooring, not only can we install hardwood floors for commercial and residential purposes, but also we offer a number of other flooring services. We have experience serving New Jersey and New York for all of your flooring needs. To learn more about Alite Flooring, do not hesitate to contact us today.