When doing a remodeling, one of the most important things to keep in mind is how to protect the flooring from paint, drips and even scratches.
Nothing will ruin a remodel faster than the end result of a destroyed floor due to neglect or ignorance. That is why protecting the soil is vital. Fortunately, there are several ways to achieve this, depending on the type of conversion and the level of protection desired.
1. If the floor is carpeted, the best option may be to use a plain linen cloth. A beautiful, durable canvas protects the carpet from almost all paint drops or splashes.
They are as easy to use as they are simply unfolding and laying on the carpet. No special facility is required.
However, experts warn that linen towels do not protect against heavy spills of paint. Therefore, you should always pay attention to where the paint can is so as not to trip over it.
2. If the floor to be protected is vinyl, tile, or hardwood, rosin paper will work well. While some people use plastic wrap, if not taped properly, it can slide around and cause serious injury if slippage occurs.
If the plastic is filed and secured by professionals, the plastic wrap is fine, but for the average remover, there are other options available that are more reliable.
3. One of the newest Soil protection Products that come onto the market are breathable soil protection agents.
These are important if the floor is hardwood and has been newly laid, as the breathability of the material allows the floor to continue to harden as other remodeling projects continue in the room. These new panels are both scratch-resistant and waterproof, so that the floor remains practically accident-free throughout the project.
4. Another option is popular because of its low cost, but it has its own disadvantages. Plastic towels are a great way to cover furniture as you paint, but not so much a great way to cover the floor.
This is because plastic is not an absorbent material so paint cannot dry on it and paint can be traced across the floor if you are not careful. However, when budget is the primary concern, plastic fall sheets will work in a pinch.
As can be seen, there are a variety of ways to protect the soil. While most aren’t perfect, and each decision has advantages and disadvantages, some are definitely better than others.
Keep this selection the next time you carry out a renovation project. You can also tell the contractor what materials they are using to protect the floor if you go that route instead. The key is to make sure the floor stays in as good a condition after the project as it did before the project.