“What to Put Under Furniture after Carpet Cleaning?”
This is a question that a lot of homeowners often ask after getting their carpets professionally cleaned.
Well, generally, it takes at least 6-8 hours for a carpet to dry completely.
Although most experts recommend placing furniture back after the carpet has completely dried, most people often don’t have this patience. They need to get the furniture back as soon as the cleaning is done.
This begs the question;
Can You Put Furniture on a Wet Carpet?
The simple answer is yes.
It’s alright to place furniture on a wet carpet, right after cleaning.
However, it’s highly advisable that you place some protective waterproof coverings under the feet of your furniture.
You see, the wet carpet can easily blemish due to wood stains in furniture bleeding or even cause the rust on furniture with metal legs to set on the carpet.
When left for a prolonged period of time, these stains can easily become permanent and as you know, getting rid of some ingrained stains can be really hard and time consuming.
I know you’re dying to know what to put under furniture after carpet cleaning.
Well, the only furniture protectors I am going to recommend are the SuperSliders 4764095N Reusable XL Heavy Furniture Movers for Carpet.
Why Do I Recommend the SuperSliders 4764095N Reusable XL Heavy Furniture Movers for Carpet?
The SuperSLiders Heavy Furniture Movers were primarily designed for moving heavy furniture across carpets.
They make it so easy for you to move furniture back after carpet cleaning or when rearranging the room or even when moving.
One of the biggest advantages with these SuperSliders is that they also help protect your carpet against damage, dirt, or staining by furniture feet.
So the question on your mind must be, how do they help with a cleaned carpet?
Well, since they have a smooth bottom and a rubber top that grips onto the furniture feet, these sliders basically protect your wet carpet before it dries up completely.
The smooth bottom won’t stain or discolor your wet carpet.
So basically, these sliders are offering you two major benefits-
- Protecting your wet carpet
- Making it extremely easy to slide furniture across your carpeted floor
I am recommending these sliders because they are the only carpet protectors I use whenever I am putting furniture back or rearranging it on my carpeted floor.
Here is a list of all the things I absolutely love about the SuperSliders Heavy Furniture Movers for Carpet.
- They make moving heavy furniture on carpets a breeze
- They protect your wet carpet from dirt, rust, and wood stain from furniture feet
- They protect your carpet fibres from getting damaged by rough furniture feet
- They help distribute the weight of your heavy furniture, thus protecting your carpeted floor against sudden wear and tear
- They are reusable
- They are durable
- They are cheap and affordable
- They can be used on carpet, wood floors, linoleum, laminate floors, tile floors, vinyl floors, and others
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1.How Long After Carpet Cleaning Can I Put Furniture Back?
Professional carpet cleaners often recommend placing the furniture back after a period of 24 hours has elapsed.
This period is enough for the carpet to dry completely enough for you to walk and even slide furniture on it.
As I’ve stated above, make sure you place some furniture sliders underneath your furniture feet in order to protect your carpet from rust, wood stain, and even dirt. This is especially important if the carpet is not yet dry.
If the carpet is dry, you shouldn’t have any problem with the furniture feet.
However, it’s important that you protect your carpet at all times as furniture feet can easily “eat” away the carpet fibres when they remain in the same spot for a long time.
Furniture feet made of metal can leave a brown rust stain on your carpet.
So what can you do about it?
Well, while furniture sliders are great for moving heavy furniture across carpets and hard floor surfaces, placing felt furniture pads under furniture feet is one of the best ways to protect your carpeted floor.
I recommend the X-PROTECTOR Premium Furniture Felt Pads.
These furniture felt pads are basically designed for hardwood floors and other types of floors. They help protect your floors against scratches and dents from furniture feet.
They can work on your carpet too. By placing them beneath your furniture feet, these furniture pads can help prevent wear and tear when heavy furniture creates some holes on your carpet.
They’ll also help prevent your carpet from getting discolored by rust from metal feet or wood stain.
2.How Long to Walk on Carpet After Cleaning?
You can walk on the carpet 30 minutes after cleaning.
However, you must not step on the carpet with dirty shoes on.
Remove your shoes and clean your feet properly if dirty.
As an added protective measure, wear a pair of white socks so as to protect your clean carpet from dirt.
However, only enter the house if you really need to do something that requires stepping on the carpet.
Otherwise, avoid walking on the carpet at least 6-8 hours after cleaning. Most importantly, avoid heavy traffic and keep children and pets off the carpet until it’s completely dry.
What to Put Under Furniture After Carpet Cleaning?-Bottom Line
There you have it.
The safest way to place furniture back right after cleaning is to place some furniture protectors under the furniture feet. This will prevent your furniture from staining or dirtying the wet carpet.
Use the furniture sliders I’ve recommended and remember to always place furniture felt pads to protect your carpet against damage from furniture feet.