The best way to protect your floor is to cover it with 1/8 inch hardboard. Hardboard is cheap and supremely durable to take the knocks of a construction job and can be cut with a circular saw or jigsaw. Before you place it down for protection, be sure both the floor and the side of the hardboard that will be touching the floor are absolutely clean. If there is dirt and debris on one of the surfaces, you could scratch that beautiful flooring. To make sure absolutely no dirt or debris sneak into any cracks or crevices, masking tape down all edges of the hardboard. This provides a more complete protection for your surface.
A wonderful benefit of using hardboard is that you can pull the sheets up after your job is finished and reuse them for future projects. Just make sure to have one side of the hardboard absolutely clean. Hardboard, also called high-density fiberboard, is much stronger and harder than typical particle board or fiberboard because it is made out of compressed wood fibers. This makes it not only ideal for protecting your gorgeous floors but able to be reused.
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