How to Protect a Hardwood Floor During Appliance Installation

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Protecting a hardwood floor during an appliance installation is something many homeowners overlook and then often regret. One of the easiest ways to accomplish this is by laying down a rug. Learn more about how to protect hardwood flooring during appliance installation with help from a foreman and professional contractor in this free video.

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Hi, everyone I'm Joshua Clement, and today I'm going to talk to you about the best way to protect your hardwood floor during appliance installation. Now what you are going to have to do is get something down on the ground to protect that floor. But keep it where you are not tripping over it. For this job you are going to be using some rugs. The reason we use rugs is because with the hardwood floor you probably have a lot of rugs in the area anyway. And they're nice low profile, they're designed to sit on the floor without tripping over them. What you'll do is you'll take the rug and flip it completely over. The reason we flip it over is because it slides a lot better on the hardwood floor. So if you are setting down the appliance on top of it you can slide it without scratching or gouging into your hardwood floor. And it still keeps a low profile. Then you can put your appliance down on it and slide it back into place like a refrigerator. Put it down on this, slide it into place. Lean back on the refrigerator and pull your rug right out because it's easy and soft on the reverse side. You don't want to just leave it the way it is because that is not designed to slide. It's designed to stay put. You want to make sure that you use the soft side to slide around on your hardwood floor. It's important to keep those hardwood floors scratch free because it's a lot harder to go through and fix those hardwood floors with putty and stain. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.

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