This is the third in a series of blogs on how to move yourself. Prior blogs covered protecting your furniture, doors, doorways, and stairs. This post will cover protecting your floors.
As you move out of one home and into another, you will need protection on your floors in both places. No matter how careful you are, there is always the chance for scratches. With everything else you have to deal with when moving, redoing or repairing flooring is not something to add to the list! Do be sure to put doormats out at each exterior door, and be careful to wipe your feet before entering the house each time. This will help minimize tracking in dirt, mud, gravel, and anything else that might damage your floors.
Sandhill Quilting offers you a variety of choices for floor protection. Which ones you will want to use depend largely on what type of flooring you are protecting.
We have three options for carpeted floors. The first option is to use Natural Canvas Floor Runners. These are made of 16 oz. cotton duck, and are 29″ wide. They come in your choice of 15′ or 20′ lengths. They can be ordered from http://www.sandhillquilting.com/WarehouseMovingVanEquipment.html
The second option is to use disposable carpet protector. This is a heavy duty clear plastic that adheres temporarily to the carpet, protecting it from dust, dirt, paint, and mud. It is designed to be put down, used for one day, and then disposed of. It comes in a roll that is 24″ wide and 200′ long. It can be ordered at http://www.sandhillquilting.com/PackagingSupplies.html
The final option is to use Protecta floor covering. Protecta is made in the USA, and replaces masonite for protecting floors. It is available in rolls that are 25′ long, and in either 28″ or 45″ widths. This is a heavy item! It is extremely sturdy, and is reusable. It is available at http://www.sandhillquilting.com/ProtectaProducts.html
The Protecta is also useful for protecting hardwood, marble, or tile floors. It is very firm, and has a cushioned backing. Another option for hardwood, marble and tile floors is our Blue Neoprene Floor Runner. This has a blue knit top and a non-skid rubber bottom, that protects both the floors and you! It is washable and reusable. It comes in a 27″ width, and we cut it to order any length you want. This is available at http://www.sandhillquilting.com/WarehouseMovingVanEquipment.html
We also offer the Protecta Appliance Pad to protect your floor as you move appliances in and out. This works with washers, dryers, refrigerators, freezers, and dishwashers. It is very easy to use, and is completely reusable. It is available at http://www.sandhillquilting.com/ProtectaProducts.html
I hope these tips have been helpful. We offer a full line of products for moving and storing household and business goods at our website, www.sandhillquilting.com Please feel free to call us at 1-800-228-1962 to discuss your moving options, or e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org