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Moving? Protect your engineered hardwood flooring with these 3 tips!

There’s no doubt about it, moving is stressful. But, it’s also the start of a new adventure, one in which you can decorate your new home to your heart’s desire. However, in the hubbub of moving, and the days following until everything’s in place, many homeowners forget one very important thing: Protecting engineered hardwood flooring from damage. As part of your property investment, it’s essential to prevent dents, scratches, and other damage before those movers enter your home. The last thing you want to do is go out and buy engineered hardwood flooring again! Consider the following 3 tips that our Wholesale Flooring & Granite professionals in Baton Rouge, LA, have written for you.

1 – Use protective covering
Use a protective covering over your planks to prevent everything from scratches to scrapes to dents. There are a number of products available in-store and online, some of which are slightly padded, slip-resistant, shock-absorbing, and reusable. As well, these sheets can be cut to fit any area, so you’re assured every part of your engineered hardwood flooring in Baton Rouge is protected.

2 – Lift, don’t drag
Whatever you do, don’t drag anything across your planks. While engineered hardwood flooring does have a protective top-coat, it’s no match for a heavy, pointy-edged appliance. Use dollies that have rubber tires to carry stacks of boxes or lightweight items. If you have furniture that’s too heavy to carry, consider buying sliders, plastic pieces that allow you to glide things across a room. Also, once your furniture is in place, it would be a good idea to add felt protectors to the bottom and legs of all items that touch the ground.

3 – Plan ahead in bad weather
In the event that there are bad weather conditions on your moving day, plan ahead to avoid having movers track water or mud throughout your home. This can be easily fixed by having people use shoe covers, or supplying a heavy-duty mat at your entrance, so they can wipe their shoes off before entering your home.

Worried about your upcoming move? Give us a call at Wholesale Flooring & Granite for more advice on how to protect one of your most valuable investments, your floors!