How to protect your floors when moving

How to protect your floors when moving

We all know how frustrating it can be when you have moved into your nice new home only to have the floors scratched, scuffed and dirtied by your movers or construction workers. Well don’t panic, we are here to help. We have put together a list of the best items you can buy to help protect your floors when moving. If you have just moved into your new home. Also check out The top 10 essential items for your new apartment.

Protect carpet with carpet protector

how to protect your floors when moving

There is nothing worse than moving into your nice new apartment and then realizing that when the movers and construction workers have left you with a dirty carpet.  Similar to stretch wrap, carpet protector provides a reliable layer of protection from dirt. Carpet protector is relatively affordable, especially when compared to the cost of replacing or cleaning your current carpet. The most common size is 24″ x 200′ and will vary in price, usually between $30-$60 on Amazon. Carpet masks have self-adhesive, install easily and have non-slip surfaces.

Use RAM board to cover the floors

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Ram Board is a temporary floor covering material that is specifically designed to protect floors during renovations. It works on most floor types, is easy to apply, and can be reused. This is one of the go-to tools when it comes to protecting floors during a move, and can be found at most local hardware stores. In our opinion this is one of the best options for protecting your floor when moving.

Use furniture sliders

how to protect your floors when moving

Using furniture sliders are a great way to protect your floors during a move. Not only do they stop your floors from getting scratched when furniture is moved along the floor. They also make it super easy to move heavy furniture around. Using furniture sliders will easily allow one person to slide and move heavier pieces to exactly where they want them.


Use dollies with rubber wheels.

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Whether you are moving yourself or hiring movers, please, please, please make sure any dollies you use have rubber wheels. Dollies with rubber wheels can be safely rolled over your floors and will not leave any marks. Some old type dollies can have wheels that can badly damage floors.  Another thing to keep in mind is on rainy days that the dollies are not rolling dirt and water from outside over the floors.

Put down a a door matt

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Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best ones. Putting a simple floor matt at the front door will certainly help to protect your floors. A good matt will allow everyone coming in and out to wipe there feet and stop any unwanted grit and dirt from marking your floors.

How to protect your floors when moving


neoprene-The Guru of Moving

Neoprene Floor Runner is the ultimate reusable surface protector that rolls out flat, clings to floors and steps with a non-adhesive, slip resistant backing. It  protects hardwood, ceramic tile, linoleum and carpet surfaces. What’s great about neoprene is that it is so easy to instal. It rolls out easy and clings to protect staircases and floors.  Whether you are a Professional Mover or DIY Homeowner,  neoprene Floor Runner will provide you the peace-of-mind that your floors will be protected.



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Getting movers or workers to put on bootie’s always a good idea. The booties will stop any unwanted dirt and water  getting onto your nice floors. They will also stop any outside stones from going onto your floors and scratching them. One thing to keep in mind however is this. Movers typically need to be going in and out of you house during the move to their truck, so they may not be practical for movers for a standard move.