How to Protect Your Hardwood Flooring From Furniture

29 January 2021
How to Protect Your Hardwood Flooring From Furniture

Hardwood flooring can bring a touch of elegance to any room, but it’s important to maintain wooden floorboards regularly to make sure they keep their shine. An important part of this is making sure that your hardwood floors aren’t at risk of being damaged by your furniture, especially heavy pieces such as sofas, television stands and dining room tables.

To protect your hardwood floors from the furniture in your home, consider the following tips.

Take advantage of rugs

Hardwood floors don’t need covering up, but there’s no harm in laying down a few rugs to protect the wood against heavy furnishings. For instance, you could lay a fluffy rug underneath your favourite armchair to stop its feet from leaving dents and scratches. This is a practical and inexpensive way to protect your floors while also experimenting with interior design!

Lift rather than drag your furniture

When it comes to moving your furniture, it’s very important to lift rather than drag it across the floor. It can be tempting to drag furnishings, especially if you’re working alone, but this could severely damage your hardwood flooring. It’s always better to wait until you can find someone to help you lift the furniture before moving it to its new destination.

Maintain and repair your furniture feet

If you’ve noticed that the legs and feet on your favourite pieces of furniture have started to splinter and crack, it’s time to have them sanded or repaired. Otherwise, your hardwood flooring will be prone to scratches from worn-out furniture feet.

Checking the feet of heavy furnishings, such as sofas, cabinets and beds, is especially important if you’re purchasing second-hand; before setting them down on your hardwood floor, make sure to inspect them carefully for signs of damage.

Apply soft furniture feet protectors

Another simple way to protect your hardwood floors against furniture is to put a soft barrier between the two. You can do this by applying furniture feet protectors or even by making your own. Simply cut out circular pieces of felt or soft fabric the size of your furniture feet and slide them underneath. These small yet effective protectors will do a great job of preventing your floor from being scratched or dented!

Resand your hardwood flooring

If your floorboards look slightly worse for wear after years of exposure to dirty shoes, harsh cleaning products and of course, furniture, we have the solution for you. Our resanding and renovation services will return your hardwood floorboards to their former glory and leave them looking as glossy and rich as the day they were fitted!

At Just Wood, we recognise the importance of effective hardwood floor maintenance and are proud to bring our knowledge and expertise to clients across Surrey, Sussex and Hampshire. To learn more about our beautiful range of hardwood flooring types or our efficient resanding and renovation solutions, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. We look forward to transforming your property with gorgeous hardwood flooring.