The best tips on how to protect your floors and carpets when moving home or decorating
When moving into a new home that has fresh carpets and painted walls it is always best to ensure that knowing how to protect your floors and carpets when moving home is essential to keeping your home clean and tidy. Who wants to have a home that has been turned into a complete mess?
The moving home process includes a lot of detail and planning to think about, besides the packing of your home furniture and essentials. You need to acknowledge and think about minor details as well, like how to protect your floors and carpets when moving home or decorating your new house. It may seem that the information is not important but if you think about the consequences of your carpet and floors getting dirty or muddy (which is very easy to happen during the relocation process) if you did not use floor protection you would surely wished you had.
Follow our tips on how to protect your floors and carpets when moving home or decorating
Placing a doormat outside the door step of every room is a great way to be sure to catch most of the dirt from people shoes like mud, sand or dust etc. Before entering the room, however if you are moving home the removal men will need to be in and out of your new home through out the day, taking shoes of when holding heavy items of furniture can be very risky and dangerous. So you may need to find a better alternative to this issue.
If you have hard wood flooring or laminated flooring you can protect them by laying down bigger pieces of carpet, this will prevent scratches on the floor when bringing in bigger items such as large fridges and heavy washing machines which can damage your floors very easily when being moved around on your moving day. If you have hired out a professional house removals company then they can have removal blankets that can help with the protection of your floors.
You can purchase specialist plastic film carpet protection which comes on rolls that holds to the floor through static, so there is no need to use sticky tape to hold the carpet protection down or in place. Carpet protection is easy to get hold of you can purchase it from your local hardware store, or online packaging websites to cover your hard floors and carpets if required.
You can use plywood if you have some heavy items such as marble tables, statues etc you will need some sort of specialist equipment required to move it into your home. Before we move any thing heavy using wheels you will nee to purchase some plywood for the wheels to run on. Lay down some removal blankets or plastic carpet protection before laying down the plywood we do this as some times the plywood can be dirty or dusty so by laying down some under lay you are further protecting your floors and carpets.
Another problem people face at home is that the chairs, tables, t.v stands, cupboards etc leave groves in the carpet if been sitting in the same position for some time, to stop this from happening you can buy furniture feet protectors which will go on each foot or leg that your furniture has, or for a more cost effective solution you can cut out old piece of carpet and place it underneath your furniture legs to stop them from leaving grooves in your carpet
Summary on how to protect your floors and carpets when moving home
Special carpet film protectors can be purchased from hardware stores but are not the cheapest option.
The cheaper option to protect your carpet is to use house removal blankets, towels, dust sheets or even old pieces of carpet.
Either way in order to protect your carpets it would be best to discuss your concerns with your movers. They may be able to provide materials or give you any other advice you may need on your removal day.