How to Move Furniture in After Refinishing a Hardwood Floor

Hardwood floors that are in good condition add value to a home, but having your floors refinished can be a lengthy and expensive investment. Once the process is complete, it's important to protect the refinished floor from new damage. Unfortunately, furniture is among the biggest culprits when it comes to hardwood floor scratches and dents. If you've just refinished your hardwood floor, you may be trying to figure out how to get the furniture back into the room without damaging your new floor.

Hardwood floors add value to your home.
  1. Sweep or vacuum the entire room, taking care to remove all dirt and grit that might damage the refinished floor.

  2. Place the first piece of cardboard onto the hardwood floor at the point where you will enter with the furniture.

  3. Place the second piece of cardboard adjacent to the first so there is a trail of cardboard leading to the place where the furniture piece will rest. Overlap the first cardboard onto the second sheet.

  4. Slide the first piece of furniture onto the first piece of cardboard and across the cardboard path on the refinished floor, relocating the first piece of cardboard to the front of the second piece if a longer path is needed to reach the final destination.

  5. Lift the furniture from the cardboard to the floor in the desired location, taking care not to scrape or scratch the floor as you set the piece of furniture down.

  6. Repeat the process with each piece of furniture until all of the furniture has been moved in on the newly refinished floor.

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Robin Hewitt began her writing career in 2008. She is the coauthor of several books, including "The Joyous Gift of Grandparenting," which covers the nutritional and fitness needs of both grandchildren and grandparents.