How to protect your floors

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How to protect your floors

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Project Overview

Learn how to protect your floors when you’re having work done in or around your home. We show you how with floor protectors and the right tape you can keep your floors in good condition even when you have workers regularly walking over them. 

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Step by Step Instructions

1 Clean the floor
2 Roll out the first layer of floor protector
3 Roll out the second layer of floor protector
4 Continue the roll out
  • Step 1. Clean the floor

    Before you lay down the floor protector, make sure that your floor has been thoroughly cleaned. This can help to prevent dirt from getting trapped under the floor protector and potentially leaving scratch marks from being ground into the floor.

  • Step 2. Roll out the first layer of floor protector

    Start the first layer of the floor protector in the corner, just away from the walls. Secure the end of the floor protector using a low tack tape, like masking tape. Unroll the floor protector until you reach the end of the room. Then cut it to size with your knife. Use low tack tape to secure the floor protector at the ends and along the side near the wall. When rolling the floor protector out, make sure that the logo is facing upwards. 

  • Step 3. Roll out the second layer of floor protector

    Now roll the second layer of floor protector, overlapping the first. Cut it to size at the end and secure it with low tack tape. Stick the edge of the second run to the first, using high tack tape. This will not only secure the floor protector but stop it from being a trip hazard. Do not stick high tack tape around the edge of the floor protector or on timber, tiles or cement.

  • Step 4. Continue the roll out

    Continue to roll the floor protector out, overlapping the previous run and sticking the edges down using high tack tape and the ends using low tack tape. When you reach the other side of the room, secure that edge with your tape. If you need to cut the floor protector to shape use the cutting knife and straight edge.

Tools and Materials


  • Cutting knife
  • Gloves
  • Scissors
  • Straight edge


  • Edge tape
  • Floor protector
  • Seam tape

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