4 Handy Ways to Protect Your Floors

Clever ways to prevent damage to your home’s floors.

Adhesive Tape

Prevent your furniture from leaving marks on your wood or vinyl floor by wrapping the furniture’s caster wheels with adhesive tape.

Carpet Scraps

Don’t let the floor get soaked when you water your indoor plants. Place 12-inch (30-centimeter) round carpet scraps under house-plants to absorb any overwatering excess.


The sound of a chair scraping across your beautiful floor can make your skin crawl. Solve the problem by cutting cork into thin slices and attaching them to the bottom of the chair legs with a spot of wood glue.


The next time you need to move a heavy table or sofa across a smooth floor, put socks over the legs and just slide the piece.

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