Whether you’re preparing to proceed, or you are just looking to rearrange your house for a change of scenery all that moving can cause significant damage to your floors. The next time you find yourself moving heavy appliances and furniture across your hardwood flooring, keep these tips in mind!
One of the best ways to maintain your floors shielded from heavy things when you are attempting to move items around is to never drag anything. Whenever you’re trying to move something across wood flooring, you must always pick it up. Even though this can seem like a hassle, it’s a whole lot more of a hassle to replace your flooring due to deep scratches and gouges!
Take it Slow
When moving anything heavy please consider it slow. If you’re lifting something super heavy, you will likely need to get it over with as fast as possible. Unfortunately when you start rushing is if damages can occur, to your floors, your furniture, and possibly even you.
Most furniture and appliances are quite heavy, so they will scratch a flooring pretty readily. Luckily, there are steps you can take to lighten the load a bit. Before you proceed heavy things, make them as light as possible. This will help both your flooring and your muscles! Remove food from the fridge, take drawers from the batter, and drain the shelves of a bookshelf before attempting to maneuver it.
Beware of Wheels
Naturally, most people feel that if something is on wheels, it won’t harm the flooring. Unfortunately, this is rarely true. While the wheels might produce the thing feel easier to move, that does not automatically indicate that your floor will stay unscathed. When you need to move something with wheels, make sure that there is something between the wheels and the ground to keep it secure.
Hardwood Flooring Renovation and Maintenance from Floor Sanding Epsom
At Floor Sanding Epsom, our dedication to quality installment is clear in all we do, and that explains precisely why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top builders in the area. If you are prepared to talk with someone about your hardwood flooring job, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 020 3151 0997 or send us a message here.