Although preparing for guests – either for a party or supper — may not be nearly as difficult as it was preparing for a ball at Downton Abbey, an ounce of prevention will be worth a pound of cure when it comes to caring for your laminate wood floor.

While not as susceptible to scratches because it is scratch resistant, a laminate wood floor – like those by American Concepts – will be affected if dragging heavy objects. These tips will help ensure that moving furniture to open entertaining space will keep your laminate wood floor looking its best:

  1. Sweep and clean your floor to rid it of as much dust and debris as possible.
  2. Whenever possible, lift and place furniture where you want it.
  3. For items that cannot easily be carried, an inexpensive solution is to place socks over the legs of furniture and drag it to its new location.
  4. For larger items, a clean towel or microfiber cloth or pad under each leg – lifting just enough to slide it into place – can facilitate gliding the piece across the laminate-wood floor.

Always make sure any cloth you use is free of debris and that there is no debris on your laminate wood floor between where you are and where you want to place the piece.