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How to: Protect Hardwood Flooring During a Move

Amidst the hustle and bustle of moving day, it’s easy to get caught up in moving furniture, heavy-lifting, and packing everything into moving boxes.

When it comes to local and long distance moving, it’s important to consider your home’s hardwood flooring. From heaving furniture up the stairs, to lugging heavy moving boxes from room to room, your shiny hardwood floors are likely to face some wear and tear.

Avoid damage to your hardwood floors with these quick tips for protecting your flooring at every stage of your move:

Start with the doormats

Even the most careful mover can be a victim to an accidental trip and fall. Line the entryway of your front door with mats to help keep moisture out of your wood floors and add traction to your feet.

Rugs and Runners

If you’re thinking of replacing your rugs and runners, you’re in luck. Use your current rug or runner as floor protection along corridors with the heaviest traffic. You won’t mind if they get scuffed up and dirty, and your professional Tucson movers will breathe a sigh of relief.

By making use of your old rugs and runners on moving day, you’re guaranteed a scratch-free hardwood floor from start to finish.

Invest in Furniture Sliders

Furniture sliders are a great investment to make for your upcoming move.

Not only do they protect your back from injury by rolling instead of carrying heavy furniture, they also reduce the opportunity for bumps, dents, and scuff marks.
Tip: Check the wheels to be sure they are clean and smooth for transporting your moving boxes and furniture.

Don’t Want Furniture Sliders? Use Cardboard!

Cardboard can be a great option for moving furniture in and out of your home. Pad the bottom of the cardboard with an old sheet or blanket for a smoother slide and less potential for damaging your hardwood floors.

Use a Ram Board or Floor Protection Roll

A Ram Board is designed to provide heavy-duty protection for professional contractors, so you can rest easy knowing it will protect your floors from movers and furniture.

Along with other kinds of floor protection rolls, Ram Boards can be applied to clean floors prior to moving day and peeled off once you’re finished unpacking.

Professional Packers and Movers in Tucson, Arizona

If you’re worried about scuffing up your brand new hardwood floors, we can help. My Tucson Mover’s team of expert packers and movers are dedicated to making sure all of your local and long distance moving needs are met. We’ll always go the extra mile to ensure the safety of our clients and their belongings, no matter how much time it takes to haul your items into your new home or office.

As your local Tucson movers, we stand by our professionalism with every move. Experience the My Tucson Movers difference by giving us a call today at a (520) 822-6140 or 888-999-MOVE. We can’t wait to get you moving!

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