Without exaggeration, you should consider adding furniture pads to the legs and base of nearly every item in the house. If an object comes into direct contact with your hard surfacing, then simply assume you need to add a pad! However, just because there's a protective felt padding on your furniture and bulky items, it doesn't mean you can drag those things across your surfacing without ramifications. Instead, do treat the situation with a bit of finesse, and don't go sliding and dragging heavy items across the room, thus increasing the potential for damage.
A Carpet Here, a Rug Over There
One of the most fashionable ways to protect surfacing is to add carpets, rugs or runners throughout the home, especially in high foot traffic areas. Now, you can either add several around your residence, or just select key areas that you wish will remain extra protected. For instance, if you have little ones who tend to run back and forth through the house down a given hallway, or a large canine who prefers to spend most of their time in the living room, then these would be the best areas to add an extra decorative layer of protection to, such as a sturdy, stable runner or lovely Persian rug.
Welcome Mats at Entrances and Entryways
At entrances outside the house and entryways just inside the front door, it's always a good idea to add mats. Welcome mats help loosen dirt on shoes and boots when visitors wipe their feet before they enter your residence. On the other hand, entryway mats are a fantastic way to let people know your place is a shoe-free zone. In both cases, you eliminate two things that are significant surfacing hazards: Outdoor gunk and shoes. Adopt these suggestions, and you'll be shocked at how long your new floor installation will last!