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Protect Hardwood Flooring in Denver From Heavy Furniture


November 16, 2016

Have you just had hardwood floors installed in your home? There’s nothing more beautiful than newly installed, polished hardwood flooring in Denver, but how can you keep it looking this way? First, you need to figure out how you can protect it as you move your furniture back into the room. What are your options?

Wheels

Do you have pieces of furniture with wheels on the bottom? This may seem harmless since wheels gently slide across the floor, but if any dirt or debris is stuck in the wheels, your floors can be scratched from simply moving the furniture from one end of the room to the other. To prevent this issue, place thick cardboard underneath each of the wheels before you begin sliding the furniture back into place. The cardboard will protect your hardwood floors while still allowing the wheels to direct the furniture without much effort.

Gliders

If your furniture does not already have wheels, consider placing gliders underneath each piece to protect your floors. Gliders are pads designed to create a barrier between your furniture and your flooring. Using these pads prevents your floor from being scuffed or scratched from heavy furniture. These will also make moving the furniture back into place and adjusting it when you need to clean around each piece much easier without causing damage to your floors.

DIY

You may not have any of these materials on hand, and may not have time to go out and get them. If that’s the case, don’t panic—there are other ways you can protect your floors from heavy furniture. Look for items around the house that can be used underneath the feet of your furniture such as towels or old carpet. Cut these into appropriate size and place them underneath each leg of the piece of furniture. If you realize the piece is too big, feel free to trim it down once it’s placed underneath your furniture. Learn more about how to protect your hardwood floors from chairs and furniture with items from your house.

Keep furniture level

Besides the protection you place underneath your furniture, you need to also make sure your furniture sits level if you want to protect your flooring. Let’s say you have a beautiful dining room table placed on top of your newly installed hardwood flooring, but every time you touch the table, you feel a slight wobble. If the table is not level, it will bump against the floor and scratch through the finish. Before you move any furniture into your room with hardwood floors, make sure it does not wobble. If it does, invest in foam wedges you can place underneath the furniture legs to even everything out and protect your beautiful floors.
 
If you are looking for more information on installing and protecting Denver hardwood floors, contact the experts at TGB Flooring. With over 25 years in the business, we have the experience and professionalism to assist you creating the custom wood design of your dreams. Call today for a free estimate at 303-738-9910.