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How to Protect Your Floors from Furniture

Your home’s flooring is a valuable investment. It’s essential to keep it in top condition for both aesthetics and functionality. Whether laminate, hardwood, or vinyl, these tips will help protect your floors from furniture damage.

Felt Pads: Your Floor’s Best Friend

Felts pads are a simple yet effective solution for preventing scratches and scuff marks caused by furniture legs. Attach these soft pads to the bottom of chairs, tables, and other heavy items. When you move or slide furniture, these felt pads will help reduce friction and potential damage.

Felt pads on the end of furniture legs.

Use Area Rugs

Area rugs not only add style, but also help protect your hard flooring! Place rugs under heavy furniture, dining tables, or sofas to create a barrier between the furniture and the floor. Not sure what size you need or how to place them? Check out this article for some advice.

An area rug protecting the floor.

Furniture Sliders

If you have furniture that you need to move often, we suggest investing in furniture sliders. These are small plastic or felt-covered disks that you place under the legs or corners of your furniture to slide it across the floor.

A piece of furniture with furniture sliders under its legs.

Lift, Don’t Drag

Fairly self explanatory - when you’re moving furniture, don’t drag it across the floor. It can create scratches and wear on the surface, especially on hardwood or laminate floors. Have a friend help you use furniture sliders (above) to move heavy furniture.

Keep Furniture Clean

Dirt and debris that gets trapped under furniture legs can act like sandpaper, causing damage over time. We suggest regularly cleaning furniture legs and the floors, especially before you do any sort of rearranging.

Check Furniture Feet

Loose or damaged feet can scratch or dent floors. Replace or repair when possible to prevent potential damage.

Rearrange Furniture

Not just good for Feng Shui, rearranging furniture will help distribute weight and wear more evenly across floors. In high traffic areas, this will also help prevent wear from all the foot traffic and reduce the risk of permanent indentations.

Two people lifting a chair to move it.

End Of The Roll Flooring Centres carry many of the aforementioned products, so stop in to see us and maybe pick up more tips to keep your floors looking new for longer!

Spot & Stain Removal

Get tips on how to remove spots and stains in your carpet and laminate floors. We offer a basic guideline on what to do if your floor gets a little too dirty!