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How to Protect Your Floor During Home Renovation

A well-executed home renovation can transform a tired old house into something truly spectacular; a property that has your personal stamp on it and which you’ll be proud to live in for years to come. If you carry out some, or all, of the work yourself, you’ll also get a sense of enormous achievement when the job is completed, but it’s important to ensure that home improvements don’t also result in home damage. That’s why it’s essential to protect the vulnerable areas of your property at all times during a renovation or improvement project, and here’s how you can do it.

How to Protect Your Floor During Home Renovation

Which Areas Need the Most Protection?

Before beginning a home improvement project, whether it’s just one room or across the whole property, you’ll have removed the furniture and fittings, but your flooring and walls will remain in place. This is the superstructure of your property, and if not adequately protected, it can easily be damaged by goods knocking against it or scraping across it. Repairing this damage can be costly and time consuming, so as always, prevention is the best cure. That’s why it makes sense to use specialist products that protects these surfaces, particularly vulnerable areas of flooring.

Protecting Existing Floors from Bumps and Scrapes

It’s easy to drop items or scrape them across the floor during a home remodeling project, especially if you have more than one person working in a relatively small space. That’s why you should protect your floor at all times, but not any old cover will do. Look out for Lightweight Floor Protection that’s still incredibly strong, as this means that it will be easy to maneuver into place and yet won’t rip or be pulled away easily. For extra security, and added peace of mind during the project, we also recommend that you use a strong tape such as the Trimaco FloorShell Seam Tape, to ensure the floor protection stays in place at all times.

Don’t Let a Freshly Painted Floor Slow You Down

Painting or staining a floor can be a great way to give it an exciting new look, but you’ll know that the surface not only has to be dry, but cured before it can be walked upon again. This means that the surface continues to harden for some time after it has dried, and walking upon it before this curing process is complete can leave unsightly marks and indentations. Time is money when it comes to home improvements, but the good news is that products such as the Trimaco X·Board Paint + Remodel Breathable Surface Protector allows the surface below the sheeting to breathe, which means it will continue to cure and toughen up.

Your floor is the first thing you, or guests to your property, will see when you walk into a room, so don’t let it let you down. Professional protection products can ensure that your floor is safe from knocks, scrapes, drops and spills. That’s good news for your floor, and it means your home remodeling project can be completed on time and on budget.

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