Laminate flooring maintenance is crucial if you want your flooring to look great for years to come. Laminate flooring is scratch resistant, which means that the flooring is resistant to scratches. Should you decide to move a heavy piece of furniture, such as a refrigerator, without lifting it, you will scratch your laminate flooring. It is important for you to understand that laminate flooring is scratch resistant, NOT scratch proof. So, how do you protect your newly installed laminate flooring?
Felt pads under heavy furniture is one of the best and most popular ways to protect your flooring. You should place felt pads under any chairs, couches, and coffee tables, essentially anything that has the potential to move across the laminate, whether intentionally or purposefully.
Decide How Many Pads You Need
Depending on where your laminate flooring is installed, you may have to consider adding felt pads to furniture in more than just your living room. Consider beds, fridges, dinner tables, and kitchen chairs. Take inventory as to how many felt pads you will need. There are many different felt pad types to choose from too. There are stick on types, cut your own types, and different sized types. With several different types of felt pads in the marketplace, you will find one that meets your needs. For the crafty person, a small piece of carpet can also serve as a chair protector. Try some different things out and see what works for you.
Be Sure To Replace Periodically
Felt pads are not only easy to install, but also easy to replace. Over time, they will become dingy and maybe have a little bit of dirt trapped in them. Make it a point to change them when you change the batteries in your smoke detector. With so much money and time invested in your laminate flooring, do not let scratches and dings from your furniture take away from the awesome beauty of your laminate flooring.
If you like to move your furniture around to change the look and feel of your rooms, you MUST invest in furniture feet protectors that work well for you. Many times furniture feet are overlooked, as the excitement is looming around new laminate flooring. Look at your whole room and think of how you will use your room. A lived in room, is much more welcoming than a room that says, “Don’t touch me!” Do your homework, be an informed consumer, and your laminate flooring will thank you for years to come.
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