Classic and elegant, hardwood flooring enhances homes of all sizes. Unfortunately, over time, your furniture may scratch or dent it. Follow these tips to keep your floors safe from damage. 

3 Ways to Protect Hardwood Flooring

1. Lift Furniture When Moving It

When you want to move your furniture, you might be tempted to drag or push it across the floor. This strategy is simple, but it puts your floor at serious risk of scratches, dents, gouges, and other forms of damage. That’s why you should always pick up your furniture when moving it. Ask family or friends to help you lift large, heavy pieces. 

2. Use Felt Bottomed Furniture Protectors 

hardwood flooringFurniture protectors attach to the bottom of chairs, tables, and couches to act as a buffer so the legs won’t cause damage. The most common type is slip-on protectors, which slide over furniture legs. Self-adhesive protectors are also easy to use; you simply peel them off and stick them to the bottoms of the legs. 

You’ll also need to consider the material. Rubber protectors work best for large pieces of furniture that stay in one place, such as couches, while felt protectors are ideal for pieces that get moved around, like kitchen chairs. 

3. Get an Area Rug

Like furniture protectors, area rugs serve as barriers between the floor and the furniture. They come in a wide variety of styles and colors, meaning they can complement any home. Choose one that’s large enough to be placed directly beneath all of the furniture in the room. Doing so can enhance the room’s visual appeal while also protecting your beautiful flooring. 


Protect your hardwood flooring with the help of JT's Floor Refinishing. Based in Springfield, MA, these trusted contractors install, refinish, restore, sand, stain, and recoat hardwood floors from Hartford, CT, to Pioneer Valley, MA. With over 35 years of experience, they’re dedicated to keeping your floors shiny and durable. Learn more about their services online, and call (413) 788-6149 to discuss your needs with a friendly team member.