Hardwood floors a beautiful luxury for your home. No other type of flooring can look as impressive as well done, high quality, and brand new hardwood floors. These floors last for a long time, but the cosmetic benefit of hardwood floors last only as long as you take care of it.

Hardwood floors scratch, some of them easily, and furniture can be the greatest enemy of a hardwood floor. So without further ado, here are three ways to keep furniture from scratching hardwood floors.

Add Felt Pads to Your Furniture

The majority of scratches to hardwood floors come from moving furniture. If your plan is to simply always lift furniture and never let the move even a little, then you’re going to get scratches, because all furniture eventually gets pushed around.

Your best bet is to buy a lot of felt pads, keep extras stored away, and put them underneath your furniture. That way, you can set it and forget it.

Avoid Rolling Chairs

Rolling chairs are one of the last pieces of childhood joy that we can cling on to keep us from drowning in the despair of adulthood. But it’s the enemy of hardwood floors. It’s like the furniture that you push a little every once in a while except all the time. Your floors will scratch sooner or later with a well used rolling chair.

However if you don’t want to get rid of your chair, there is one other solution.

Consider Area Rugs

Some form of rug is usually the answer to keeping your hardwood floors from scratching. The felt pads are basically mini-rugs to hide under the carpet, but you can also use area rugs to lower the risk of scratching, to hide scratches that are already there, and best of all, to use your rolling chair.

Hardwood floors are beautiful and deserve to be treated properly. Doing these three things can help tremendously in keeping your floor looking brand new.