While it is no doubt a hectic experience, it’s also an exciting adventure to move into a new home. It’s a new beginning with a chance to create an inviting, attractive new environment. However, with movers going in and out, people helping unpack and set-up, and the kids running about with the dog, the protection of your flooring may not be the first thing that comes to mind. It is, nonetheless, an essential factor to consider before your actual moving day. Keep your soft surfacing in top condition by following these 3 tips from our Loudoun Valley Floors showroom experts in Purcellville, VA.

Self-adhesive plastic film
Save yourself the need to call carpet cleaning in Ashburn, VA, by using self-adhesive plastic film. Not only will it keep your floors spotless and avoid unnecessary carpet cleaning costs, but it will also prevent possible damage. By creating a non-slip, tear-free, adhesive surface, you’ll be able to easily cover every section of your surfacing. Additionally, the adhesive agent won’t leave residue when it’s time to remove it. Drop-cloths, towels, blankets, and bedsheets can serve in a pinch, or if you’d rather not spend extra money on the plastic film option. Do remember though that, since they’re not adhesive, they can bunch up easily and pose a tripping hazard. As such, you’ll need to ask your movers to be careful while they’re working.

Another great way to avoid calling carpet cleaners, is by using plywood to protect flooring from heavy appliances like the washing machine, refrigerator, and freezer. Some people use old sheets instead, but the problem is sheets don’t have any protective padding at all. If you were to shift a heavy object over a sheet, then a sharp edge of the item may scrape along the floor causing damage.

Shoe booties
Prevent dust, dirt, grease, and other substances from getting everywhere, and the need for carpet cleaning in Purcellville, VA, by having everyone use booties during the move while in your new home. You can find these easily online or in-store, typically available in a large box that should last the first few days of your move.

Interested in more tips? Drop by our Loudoun Valley Floors showroom in Purcellville, VA, and talk to our flooring professionals.