From shoes that scuff to pets who scratch, your floors have many enemies. But their most dangerous foe is furniture. Whether you’re trying to maintain a tile, hardwood, or laminate floor, tables and chairs make the worst and most lasting damage. The good news is that there are many ways to prevent them from doing so. Here are just a few.
Affix Soft Material to the Legs
Felt pads, gliders or tennis balls for chairs all do a great job of preventing furniture legs from damaging your floors. At the same time, they allow for easy gliding across any floor type.
Trim Pet Nails
If you have a dog or cat that routinely leaves scratch marks, consider having their nails trimmed during your next visit to the veterinarian.
Although you may not wish to cover up a floor you love, rugs are a foolproof form of protection. What’s more, they can also be removed when entertaining or if you decide on a different method.
Most shoes or sneakers can leave unsightly scuffs and streaks on any floor. So take them off and leave them at the door. Politely ask guests to do the same, especially during bad weather.
Bamboo strand offers a higher density than traditional wood. Bamboo floors are engineered to handle the most demanding home and commercial environments. It’s one way to head off damage before it even sets foot in your home or office.
Finally, if you prefer to not take any of the above actions, at least make sure that you never drag furniture across floors. Make an effort to always lift and place your chairs and tables.
Flooring is an investment, and should be treated as such. Whether in your home or office, it’s an investment that demands protection.