Types of floor protectors

A wide range of floor types has been incorporated by many households. Ranging from wood floors to tiled floors, various concepts and designs have been developed. With this beautiful display comes the need to keep the floors in their perfect state. Scratches that appear on the floors as a result of furniture movement are an unbearable sight to many homeowners. They damage the beauty of these floors and give the homeowner a disorganized impression in the face of visitors. In this article, I am going to tell you how to protect our floor with furniture protectors.

Furniture floor protectors or chair floor protectors are additions to furniture legs that help to minimize the possibility of floor scratches. Keep in mind however that no furniture floor protector is fail-proof. That is to say, they are chances that you might damage the additions when installing them and thereby lead to scratches on the floors. A number of furniture floor protectors are available for purchase and some of them include;

  • Self-adhesive felt pads
  • Formed felt pads
  • Tap-in felt guides
  • Screw on foot protectors
  • Casters
  • Cloth furniture gliders

The list above presents a few of the many furniture floor protectors available. The kind of protector you choose will depend on the furniture on which you intend to install it to. For example, if you have a carpet, a furniture floor protector made of steel or plastic is advisable. If you have a hard floor that is to say hardwood, ceramic tile, it is advisable to use felt pads and rubber tap-ins or screw on. If you have a soft floor, make use of felt pads and rubber floor protectors. Endeavor to fix the floor protectors carefully to maximize their funcfions.

The general procedure for installing floor protectors to protect your furniture is here in detail below; Installation of these fixtures should be done when the furniture is new. This will enable you to keep the floor in perfect state avoiding probable scratches. However, the floor protectors can also be installed later depending on their need though installing them when the furniture is new is advisable.

For nail screw on floor protectors, it is important to drill small holes in the legs of the furniture to avoid splitting the wood. Large holes may make the floor protectors lose. Therefore endeavor to drill a hole that is just the right size.

Self-adhesive felt pads and other stick-on floor protectors should be attached to the underside of the furniture foot after it has been cleaned and dried.

Prompt checking of the furniture floor protectors after a period of time should be carried out to make sure that they still function as desired.

Worn out and damaged furniture floor protectors should be replaced to prevent them from contributing to the damage that is being avoided in the first place.

Constant dragging of furniture on the floor even when it has the floor protectors on is not advisable as this will not only contribute to the wearing out of the fixtures from friction but will lead to floor damage as well. These tips and guidelines will help you to prevent scratches and other damages related to furniture from affecting your floor.

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