Have you ever wondered what do you put under bed on hardwood floors? Some people will put an Ottoman on top of the bed, to keep it off the floor. That is a smart idea, but if your feet are cold in the middle of the night, the Ottoman may be a hospitable place to stay, but what about all those things the bed touches while you sleep? Would they not all end up somewhere in your bedroom?
First, don’t put anything on your bed frame that is heavy, especially if there is already a pad on the bed. If your bed frame has foam padding, then that is fine, but if the padding is solid wood, you have to take that pad off completely. The best way to put things on the bed frame is to use a “bed skirt” pad, padded with felt or sisal rope, which ties at the bottom of the bed and covers the entire bed frame. Use those same sisal or felt pads, to pad all of the furniture legs, and then add a layer of thinner-gauge polyethylene to cover all of the furniture arms. This creates a sort of “tarp” under the bed that can be pulled off and washed. This works well for heavier furniture, such as chests of drawers.
The next thing that you want to put under the bed is padding for the floors. This can be heavier than the Ottoman pads, because it is made from a firmer material. You can use pads that are solid wood, or that have small holes in the side to insert your pads, but those work best when the beds are made from hardwood floors. If your hardwood floors are natural hardwood floors, then you may want to use rubber-based felt pads for your furniture legs and arms, so that they do not touch the floor while you are sitting on them.
Some people have found that placing their furniture up against an interior wall works well. This will give them more leg room without having to remove their furniture pads and gives their furniture a nice finished look. Before placing your furniture up against a wall, make sure that the wall is level. You can use your tape measure to check the height of your walls, so that you know how much room you need to leave between them and your furniture. If your interior wall is not level, then you will want to put something under your furniture that will level it out.
Another great idea for what to put under the bed on hardwood floors is heavy furniture sliders. These are wonderful because they will take the weight of heavy furniture and move it to another area of the room, leaving the weight of heavy furniture unmoved. The only drawback to using sliders is that they can get caught on things and will move the furniture instead of allowing it to stay where it should be. Another option is to purchase furniture pads. These pads are made out of special materials and are placed underneath the mattress in order to protect it from moving around.
Furniture pads are a great option because they do not cost as much money as the other options mentioned above. They are also fairly easy to install, although some heavier furniture legs might be a little too heavy for some of these pads. If you have any questions about what to put under your bed, there are many resources available on the Internet. You can buy furniture leg pads or you can buy a book on hardwood floor care that will explain the best ways to care for your floor. If you are having trouble keeping your hardwood floors in good shape, then it may be time to invest in some furniture pads.