It’s always a big project to move large furnitures, whether in or out, and the last thing people wish to happen is seeing the floor scratched and damaged during the process. After all, it’s not easy to move large and heavy furnitures around and just “be careful”. However, there are few useful tips that might help you avoid leaving marks on your shining floor.
- Plan ahead. Before moving in or out, it’s a good idea to make a detailed plan with a list of furnitures, especially heavy ones, and where they would be located. Doing so can help you move things around by appropriate orders and avoid chaos when some objects need to be moved repeatedly and potentially damage the floor.
- Put a floor mat at the gate. On rainy days, the floor mat can absorb sand, water, and mud on people’s shoes and prevent them from touching the floor to cause scratches. If the floor gets wet, not only may the moisture cause deformation of the wood, more importantly, it can be slippery and dangerous for people moving furnitures.
- Wear shoe covers. Even with a floor mat, it’s still not enough to keep the dirt and dust away. If furnitures are put on top of dirty floors, it would be extremely difficult and inconivient to clean up. It is recommened that everyone who’s part of the moving procedure wears disposable shoe covers to help keep the floor clean.
- Wrap up sharp metal objects. The sharp metal edges may damage not only other furnitures but also your floor. It is best to wrap up those metals with bubble wraps or fabrics such as old unwanted clothes, and then seal with tape. Avoid materials such as paper boards that can easily break.
- Do not drag furnitures. Avoid dragging objects on the floor regardless of the weight, as it could damage both the furnitures and the floor. If certain furnitures are too heavy, get others to help or use a cart to move it. Choose a cart with rubber wheels so that they won’t scratch the floor.