Protecting new tile floor?

Discussion in 'Remodel Forum & Blog' started by ingeborgdot, Nov 17, 2010.

  1. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot New Member

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    What do people recommend when moving a big and heavy new fridge across a 2 week old tile floor? What do people usually put down to cover it and prevent any scratching etc? Just curious what people do? Thanks.
  2. dlarrivee

    dlarrivee New Member

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    An appliance dolly.
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    And maybe the "E-Z Mover gliders" under the feet to slide it into position. Leave them in place so it can be pulled out later.
  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The EZ glides are great! I have never used them on grouted tile....I assume they move ok, though.
    What I have done on tile floors is use "door skins". It is a piece of barely 1/8" thick luan plywood, 36 X 80 inches. Very inexpensive, you can cut it to size with an exacto knife. Use that to make a pathway to roll your dolly over.
  5. TWEAK

    TWEAK New Member

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    I use 1/8" masonite. 4 x 8 sheet is 5 or 6 bucks.
  6. ingeborgdot

    ingeborgdot New Member

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    Not at my lumber yard. They are 19 bucks with tax. It does not matter though because I found some for free. I am using nice thick drop cloth and putting some of the masonit on top of that. There will end up being a dolly used but my wife has been talking to other people and some of the other horror stories she has heard about the appliance people and the things they have done to their floors is crazy. She doesn't want it scratched or any black marks from wheels put in the grout. We just had 2 new garage doors put in and installer damaged our door jam around the garage doors. Now they are going to have to come and fix the steel casing around the door which won't be a small job. The last appliance people put a big dent in our new cupboard drawer and it has to be replaced. We just don't want to take any chances with our tile.
  7. TWEAK

    TWEAK New Member

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    $19 for 1/8" masonite? That's nuts. Got to Home Cheepo.... it's inexpensive enough there to be a throw-away.
  8. jane4566

    jane4566 New Member

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  9. jane4566

    jane4566 New Member

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    Sorry. I didn't realize until after I had posted that someone had already mentioned the EZ Movers.
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  10. Alyssa

    Alyssa New Member

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    If you don't have any of the appliances mentioned above you can use a child's toy with wheels- ex: a scooter. I've done this numerous times and it works! I actually never moved a fridge, but I moved large boxes this way. Be creative!
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