Protecting Your Floors While Moving

In Moving

When moving into your pristine new home, the last thing you want to do is ruin the flooring. That’s why, when you’re moving your belongings, it’s important to know how to properly protect your new floors from any type of damage. After already going through the long, expensive process of buying a new home, it’s crucial that you know how you’re going to protect your floors so you can enjoy them after you’re all moved in.

 

Why is it Important to Protect Your Floors?

Beyond the obvious repair costs you want to avoid, there are other consequences that come from damaged flooring. If you don’t fully repair the floor, that will lead to a lower sale price in the future or, if you rent, possibly the loss of your damage deposit. 

If the floor does need to be completely repaired after your move-in, you’ll also spend a lot of time moving things around in your home. If you’re careful and prepared, you won’t need to worry about these expenses.

 

How to Protect Your Floors When Moving

The Do’s and Don’ts of Moving:

Do:

  • Measure your furniture. You don’t want any extra trouble moving your furniture through doorways or up the stairs. It’s easy to create accidental floor damage when you underestimate the size of your furniture. By measuring in advance, you’ll know exactly how well everything will fit in your new home.
  • Use a dolly with rubber wheels. Using a dolly is an easy way to ensure the safety of your floors. Just make sure the wheels are rubber and not something more solid, like metal which could tarnish the floors. 
  • Use your old blankets and rugs. Lay them out on the floor where the heaviest traffic will be. By doing this, you’ll be preventing the floors from getting scratched up, as well as keeping off any dirt, mud, or water. Only use blankets and rugs that you intend to throw away afterwards, since they’ll be getting dirty no matter what you do. 
  • If you use a professional moving company in Edmonton, ask how they’ll protect your flooring during the move. Most companies will use professional-grade rubber mats to protect your floors.

Don’t:

  • Drag the furniture. No matter how you’ve prepared to protect your floor, dragging furniture across it can definitely leave a mark. If an item is too heavy to carry or put on a dolly, you can use a furniture slider to minimize friction.
  • Leave your floors uncovered. There are multiple ways to protect your floor to avoid damage. Leaving a trail of old blankets, doormats or Ram Boards is a good way to limit floor damage when moving.
  • Use low-quality boxes. Packing your items properly is key to protecting both your belongings and your floor. If a box breaks because it can’t handle the weight of its contents, it will cause the floor – as well as your belongings – to be damaged. Make sure you have high-quality boxes that can support your stuff. It’s also a good idea to double-tape your boxes so nothing can break free. 

 

How We Protect Your Floors

At Eager Beaver Moving, we’re dedicated to making your moving process as efficient and safe as possible. If you’re hiring a professional moving company, they’ll take extra precautions to ensure the safety of your floors. 

When we help you with your move, all items are professionally wrapped in moving blankets and are not unwrapped until they’re in their proper place. Tools like dollies are also provided for use. We use rubberized floor runners so as to not damage or dirty your flooring while moving. Plus, our movers will be sure to take their time and put the utmost care into the safety of your floors and furniture. 

 

Schedule an In-Home Estimate

If you’re considering hiring a moving company, or you’re unsure of how your floors can be properly protected during a move, we’re here to help. Call 780-434-1100 to book an in-home estimate to learn everything you need to know about your move.