Protecting Floors from Furniture
Hard surface flooring has been the trend in home finishes for quite some years now. Many homeowners are swapping out their old floors for new hard surface ones whether it be vinyl, tile, or hardwoods. People love the ease of cleaning, the numerous style choices, and the durability of hard surface floors. Though hard surface floor care is seemingly easy these durable flooring choices are susceptible to damage, especially from the everyday use of furniture. Read below for some tips to protect your hard surface floors from furniture damage.
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Hardwood floors look great, are low maintenance, last a long time, and are very popular right now. Hardwoods are also highly susceptible to scratches, scuffs, dents, and dulling especially from furniture. The good news is there are many ways to protect hardwood floors from the legs and feet of chairs, sofas, tables, television stands, and more.
- For furniture that is meant to stay stationary for the most part (until you want to re-arrange the room or need professional hard surface floor cleaning) you can use tap-on pads or larger felt pads that you cut to size.
- For furniture that moves around quite a bit , such as chairs, some high quality stick on felt pads. There are also plastic protective feet and other types of protective feet you can find online to purchase, but we think felt is best.
- Another great way to protect your hardwoods is with an area rug. Make sure to purchase a large enough rug to get all feet of the furniture on top of the rug.
Vinyl flooring has the possibility to scratch, scuff, dent, and even tear. This is why many vinyl flooring manufacturers with suggest you lift furniture every time you move it instead of sliding it across the floor. Adhesive felt pads are also a great idea for furniture legs over vinyl flooring as well as locking wheels/casters. Rooms or areas with a lot of moisture, such as the bathroom, do well when plastic caps are placed on the bottom of furniture.
Tile is a super hard and strong flooring material, but it is still possible to damage tile floors with scratching, scuffing, and even cracking. Area rugs, felt pads, handmade foam pads, or even rubber caps are good vinyl floor protectors. Rubber caps are great for furniture on a tile floor that does not need to be moved; not only will it protect the floors it will help keep stationary furniture stable. Area rugs are good for two reasons, not only do they help protect tile floors they also bring in some warmth as tile tends to retain cold.
The proper floor care ensures that your floors will look amazing and perform well for many years to come. For the best professional hard surface floor cleaning in North Seattle make an appointment with All Kleen.