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Floor Protection

Floor Protection for Schools from Shiffler Equipment

Every day, school furniture is moved and rearranged to accommodate different classes and activities. While this is a necessary part of the educational process, it can also cause damage to the floors if proper precautions aren’t taken.

To protect your school’s floors and keep them looking their best, consider using floor protection materials. Our wide variety of chair glides and slides are the ultimate alternative to tennis balls on chairs. These products are designed to create a barrier between the furniture and the floor, preventing damage while making it easier to move furniture around.

Fortunately, at Shiffler Equipment, we offer an expansive catalog that features diverse solutions for protecting the floors of your school from all sorts of harm. Facilities managers for educational institutions are sure to find the heavy-duty surface protection they need to keep all eyes on the front of the class.

Floor Protection for Furniture

It seems like it should be a simple thing; just buy some mats to put under the desks, chairs, and tables. In reality, there are so many different types of floor protection materials that it can often be tough deciding which ones are most ideal for your school. For example, do I need chair glides or chair leg caps for my school chair? Not to worry, we break everything down for you here:

What Do I Consider When Buying Surface Protection for My School?

Many underestimate how overwhelming it can be for facilities managers to preserve the surfaces in their schools. Classrooms, offices, and other spaces in schools are often repurposed for a variety of functions, which means a high level of different types of traffic, such as students and their desks.

Some things you should consider when selecting your surface shields include:

  • The type of surface the product will go on
    • Concrete?
    • Linoleum?
    • Vinyl?
    • Wooden floors?
  • How much traffic the area sees
    • Kids running in from recess?
    • Adults dragging heavy equipment around?
  • How long the installation will take
    • Do you have time before classes start tomorrow?
  • Your budget

What Can I Use for Floor Protection?

You have a multitude of options available to you to ensure that you can keep your surfaces looking like new for many years to come. At Shiffler Equipment, we separate our heavy-duty floor protection solutions into categories based on their major types, such as:

How Do I Protect My Wood Floors from Furniture?

Hardwood floors are attractive, easy to keep clean, and never not trending, but they can also become easily damaged by heavy furniture being dragged across them. Over time, this can lead to scratches, scuffs, and even permanent indentations.

Heavy-duty furniture protection for hardwood floors can help your floors endure the daily traffic from students, staff, and visitors. We suggest using either felt floor protectors or rubber surface protectors to prolong the life of your wood floors.

Find Floor Protection Materials for Your School at Shiffler Equipment

For more than 40 years, Shiffler Equipment Sales has been the leading manufacturer and distributor of durable and affordable floor protections, such as furniture and chair slides. We pride ourselves in providing the highest quality and widest selection of glides and floor protection products.

In addition to stocking millions of slides, caps, and casters, we carry a line of easy-to-use slide and caster installation and removal tools. Our high-quality products and competitive pricing makes us the perfect partner that you can rely on, so whether you repair and replace, you can relax, because we have what you need!

Keep your floors free from scratches, skids, marks, spills, and other damage with our diverse line of protection solutions. To find the perfect floor and surface guards for your school, reach out to our team today.