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Protecting Your Floors and Keeping Your Carpets Clean During a Move
The most dependable source of flooring protection is from the actual moving companies. Typically it is on the movers to provide the means to protect your floors so be sure to ask them how they will do it. Many movers do it differently but here are the best ways to protect your floors during a move.

Bad Weather And Dirt In The Home

Challenges with keeping your floors clean during a move often occur during bad weather. In these cases the best option is to have the movers initially bring the items into the garage until it begins to fill. Then they can wipe their feet and move the items from the dry garage into the house.

Another option is to have a couple of movers bring items to a dry entryway or garage, then having another set of movers actually do the in-house work and distribution. The in-house set of movers have dry and clean shoes, and this way won't track dirt or mud or snow or moisture into your home.

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Types Of Flooring Protection You Can Use

Masonite Flooring Protection is one of the best options when it comes to protecting your floors. Masonite is hard fiberboard, about 1/8 inch thick. It's hard like plywood, but smooth on one side. They can be used on carpet and hard floors. These are expensive to buy yourself so ask the movers if they use them.

Carpet mask is another top product when it comes to protecting floors. It is a thin clear plastic that is sticky on one side, and sticks to carpet. You can keep it down for up to 30 days, or at any time pull it up. It works great on carpets, and it adheres to carpeted stairs. Carpet mask is a consumable product, designed for carpet protection only. It is NOT designed for hard flooring.

Rug Runners are a rubber and vinyl material that comes in rolls. These can be rolled out on top of carpeting and hard floors. The only downside to rug runners is that old ones become dirty and worn, and can actually make your carpet dirty.

Heavy Duty Paper Roll can be taped to the floor and it will provide some protection but it is quite limited. Paper is better suited for hard floors only such as tile or hardwood. When applied to carpets they will most likely tear.

Each of these applications has its benefits depending upon the circumstances, and each of the flooring protection methods work very well.

When speaking on the phone with movers, be sure to ask them how they will protect your floors.

Good luck with your move!

About The Author:

packing with linens and towelsMike Scott has been in the moving industry for over 30 years. He started out as a mover with Bekins Van Lines, moving furniture across country. He now owns a local moving company in the Los Angeles, CA area that has been in business for over 15 years. More about .

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