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Large or heavy items of furniture can take their toll on your carpets, crushing the pile and causing rapid wear and tear. But there are steps you can take to protect your floor coverings. In this post, we provide simple but effective tips to help you prevent your furnishings from damaging your carpets. We also offer pointers on how to protect other popular types of flooring, namely hardwood and vinyl.
Here are some of the actions you can take to stop heavy furniture from spoiling your carpets. They’re especially important if you have thick pile carpets in your home as this style of flooring is particularly prone to showing signs of damage from chairs, tables and so on.
Of course, it’s not just carpets that can be damaged by heavy furniture. If you have hardwood floors in your home, you’ll have to watch out for these as well. Heavy tables, bookcases and so on can dent and scratch these floors when being moved or when in place for long periods of time. However, with a little care, you can prevent this damage.
A tried and tested method of protecting hardwood floors is to attach furniture pads to the base or feet of your furniture. These pads can be made from a range of materials but felt and rubber are common examples. They are designed to provide a soft barrier between floors and furniture, preventing scratches and other blemishes. Be sure to check your furniture pads on a frequent basis as they wear quickly and may need to be replaced. They can also easily slide out of position, so may need adjusting from time to time. This is particularly the case with dining chairs and other items that you may move around a lot.
If you use rolling chairs, for example in a home office, you might want to think about placing mats or rugs underneath them. The castors on these chairs can cause serious damage to wooden flooring over time. Obviously, because the wheels rotate, you can’t attach pads to them. A rug or mat is a good alternative. It helps to cushion and spread the weight of the wheels, protecting your floors.
Vinyl floors are also susceptible to scratches and dents caused by heavy furniture. The preventative measures you can use for this type of flooring are essentially the same as you would use for wooden floors - in other words furniture pads, and if you use rolling chairs, strategically placed rugs.
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