How to Protect Hardwood Floors when Moving
Your floors can take a serious beating any time you move. Suddenly, all that foot traffic and furniture shuffling can wreak disaster on your hardwood floors-that is, unless you apply the right moving floor protection. What is the best way to protect hardwood floors during move? That’s a question our moving professionals are well qualified to answer.
Keep your Floor Clean
Even the slightest bit of dust or dirt can increase your odds of scratching a hardwood floor. Start with a clean floor and you are less likely to experience damage whether that is from moving or everyday wear and tear.
Pick up Everything
The first rule in protecting hardwood floor surfaces is to never scoot or slide anything if you can possibly avoid it. Even the slightest contact with wooden floors can leave scuffs or scratches that might be difficult to repair. While that would be especially bothersome if you are moving into a new place, it can also be a problem if your old home has hardwood floors. Leaving scratches could cause you to forfeit your security deposit, not to mention that it leaves things a mess for any future occupants.
Fortunately, you do not have to worry about sliding things when you hire Prime Texas Movers. Our moving team exists to do the heavy lifting so that you will not have to. If sliding does become necessary, we’ll provide felt pads or stair protectors for moving to ensure your hardwood floor stays in great condition.
Use Moving Floor Protection Everywhere
Sliding things is not the only way you can damage your hardwood floors. Even placing heavy boxes on your floor can cause dents, dings, or other imperfections. Accordingly, part of protecting hardwood floor surfaces involves placing a blanket, towel, or piece of felt down before packing a box or disassembling any furniture.
Floor protection is especially important any time you are going up and down stairs. Some ideal stair protectors for moving are carpet runners, carpet protection tape, or skid protectors. If you don’t have any protection available, don’t worry because our moving team will always bring some with them.
Create the Right Moving Strategy
The right moving strategy will prevent damage to your floors. During our walk-through, we take note of things such as hardwood flooring so that we can plan accordingly. We’ll also asses the best route to take when moving your goods in and out so as to eliminate damage. Our movers will come fully prepared with the right moving floor protection to ensure your hardwood remains in great shape.
Choose the Right Movers
Finally, if you want to protect hardwood floors during move, it’s important to choose the right moving company. The ideal company should have movers who are familiar with hardwood floors and the type of dangers they pose. They should also:
- Bring sturdy dollies with inflatable rubber tires
- Provide adequate padding, felt pads, floor blankets etc.
- Require their employees to wear non-skid, rubber-soled shoes
- Have adequate moving crews so that sliding or scooting objects is not necessary.
You should not have to worry about damaging your hardwood flooring during a move. With Prime Texas Movers, you never have to. Our professionals will care for your home and possessions as if they were our own. Contact us today to schedule a quote or to find out more about our moving services.