Moving to start a new job or a family, or for a change of scenery is fun and exciting, however the process of moving can often be challenging, so preparation is key. Whether this is your first or tenth move, there are many things to consider.
One of the biggest dangers of moving a household is damaging the floor and carpet. Floor damage is one of the most common complaints from customers after a move. Therefore, protection from collisions, scratches, and dirt on floors and carpets is essential in planning your move.
There are many floor protection rolls available today that can help protect your flooring from damage. It prevents denting, staining, and scraping. Thus, protecting you and your company from damage. Knowing which ground protection is appropriate for each type of floor ensures adequate protection for your floor.
THE MOST COMMON TYPES OF FLOORING MATERIALS IN HOMES
The choice of flooring can completely change the look of a room. There are four types of common flooring found in homes: carpet, hardwood, vinyl/linoleum, or tile. For each method of protection it’s important to weigh up the pros and cons for your flooring type and make an informed decision.
No matter which type of floor material is used in your home, it’s vital to take into account its protection, especially during your move. Let’s look at types of protective floor covering for your move:
- Builder Board – Floor Protection Board
Heavy Duty Floor Protection is applicable for both home and commercial use.
- Masonite Floor Protection
Masonite floor protection is a real option for those who want a durable and easy-to-install product. Masonite is one of the most finicky and flexible covering in the market..
- Adhesive Mats
For when workmen or movers will be walking through your home, an adhesive mat can help remove dust and grime from your shoes as you walk. They do not require mounting and can be placed on any hard surface in the house.
Plastic can be a relatively flexible and durable material. It comes in various thicknesses, sizes, and textures, giving you the freedom to decide what works best for you.
- Woven Polypropylene Fabric
The best choice for providing protection while you are renovating or redecorating your home. It protects your floor from dirt, dust, paint, and other building materials. Woven polypropylene fabric is also ideal for asthma and dust allergy sufferers, as it minimises dust build-up.
Tips for protecting the floor when moving to a new home
Regardless of the type of flooring in your new abode, you don’t want to worry about laying it out when you move all your belongings. When you move, you should check the flooring for dirt. If not, you may end up having to call a carpet cleaner and bear the unnecessary costs. Here are some ways to protect your carpets and rugs when you move into a new home:
- Be sure to measure.
There are a lot of things to keep in mind when you move into a new home, and so it’s easy to forget something. Before moving into a new home, it’s recommended to measure furniture and other items to ensure a good fit in your new home. For example, if you forget to plan and end up manually handling a large sofa, you may damage the floor.
Trying to push furniture through the door can cause accidental damage to walls, hinges and flooring. Check the size of the rooms, doors, and furniture in your new home so you can move around without damaging the floor.
- Carry as much as you can.
While having flooring protection is important, it’s still necessary to avoid dropping heavy items on the floor while moving them. Ensure you can carry anything to the van you need to, otherwise use professional help where possible.
Understandably, you can’t carry everything. One way to protect your floor when moving heavy items such as furniture is to use a rubber wheel dolly or furniture sliders. If you choose to use a dolly, make sure your weights are tied with string or rope so that they do not fall to the ground and sustain damage.
- Floor Protection Roll
Another way of temporarily protecting the floor during construction and removal is using floor protection rolls. This polypropylene film is coated with a removable adhesive that remains in place during application. It sticks on both sides and prevents wrinkles to eliminate the risk of tripping. The film resists being ripped or punctured by furniture, high heels, or other sharp sticking objects, making it ideal for applying before moving furniture. You can also leave the floor protector for up to 45 days to remove it cleanly without damaging your floor.
Shop from Britwrap for Floor and Carpet Protection Film Before You Move
Our polypropylene fabric protection is the best solution for protecting parts of your home during renovations and redecorations. The fabric is waterproof. It can be used to protect floors, walls, and other objects from paint, dust, and dirt. It comes in individual rolls of various lengths and sizes, allowing you to cut your dough as needed and reduce waste.
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