Protecting Your Tile and Stone Floors during a Move
It’s hard to keep your belongings and your new home protected when you’re moving. You are trying to lift and carry huge pieces of furniture, as well as oversized, heavy boxes. It’s too easy to bump into a wall and chip the drywall or to drop a couch and chip your tile floor, among other calamities. Before you’ve even unpacked, you already have a repair bill for your new home. If the damage happens while you are moving out of your old house, you can end up losing your security deposit if it’s a rental or having to pay the new owners if it’s a home you just sold.
Taking a few preventive measures will help you protect your floors and your other belongings – as well as your pocket book. Here are a few things you can do to protect your tile and stone floors during a move:
Put on Shoe Covers
Even small particles of dirt and gravel can scratch your tile floor. When you have multiple people walking back and forth across your floors for the better part of the day, you can end up with a tile floor with a maze of tiny scratches. You may not think that’s a big deal, but once dirt settles into those scratches, it will make your tile look discolored and badly damaged.
You can prevent this from happening by putting covers over your shoes every time you are in the house. Obviously, you will need to take them off when you go outside. Otherwise, you’ll just get dirt and gravel on the covers and track it inside. This may seem like an extraneous step, but it’s an important one if you want to keep your tile floors in good condition.
Make an Indoor Crew and an Outdoor Crew
If you are moving your items yourself with a group of friends or family members, you need to assign roles to helpers. This usually happens naturally without any intervention from you. For example, some people naturally stick to moving the larger furniture pieces, while others focus on grabbing boxes or standing guard by the truck and directing people where to place things.
By taking charge of this process, you can protect your AZ tile floors. Ask certain people to be part of the “outside crew” and others to be part of the “inside crew.” Then you don’t have to worry about reminding people to take off their shoe covers or to put them back on. You can keep the dirt, gravel, and other damaging agents outside.
Protect the Floor
You wrap your glasses in newspaper or bubble wrap before you put them in a box to move them, just like you wrap your other fragile or valuable items or protect them in some other way. So why wouldn’t you also take measures to protect your floor?
Put down a moving blanket on the parts of the floor that will be trafficked. You can also put down a moving blanket around the furniture that you are going to move. Once you have the big items out, you can pick up those blankets and just travel over a blanketed path to move boxes and smaller items.
Hire Professional Movers
No matter how careful you are, you’re still an amateur when it comes to moving. You can easily make mistakes that can result in serious damage to your home, including your tile floors. You could drop a heavy box or piece of furniture. You could slip and scuff or damage the floor. A lack of physical prowess can lead to some of these mistakes, but poor planning and lack of experience are usually the cause.
Professional movers in Arizona know exactly what to do to move your items safely. They develop and implement the right plan, they have the right tools, and they have the right physical training, so the risk of damage to your floors, your home, or any of your belongings is minimal.
Your tile floors are an investment. Take care to protect them so that you don’t have to spend more money on repairs right when you move into your new home. Settling into a damage-free home takes the stress out of moving and ensures you are ready to enjoy your new place right from the start.
A to Z Valleywide Movers offers professional moving services in Arizona. We handle local and long-distance moves for individuals and businesses. Our experienced and insured professionals can move your entire home or business safely and efficiently, without damage to your belongings. We’ll ensure that your new home or business is protected, as well, so that there are no new damages awaiting you when you arrive. You can relax knowing that your move is being handled by experts and all you’ll have to do when you get there is kick your feet up and settle in.
A to Z Valleywide Movers – Michael Rodriguez
2316 E. Rawhide St.
Gilbert, AZ 85296