Protecting a Hardwood Floor


I had a job finishing trim work in a room that had a brand-new hardwood floor.

My work required a nail gun and a couple of hoses to get the air from the compressor to the area that needed trim. But Protecting a Hardwood Floorwhen I saw those pipe couplings joining the two hoses in the middle of that beautiful floor, I envisioned a tangle of potential scratches caused by their sliding around as I moved about the room.

To prevent that, I wrapped a short length of foam pipe insulation over the couplings and secured it with a couple of wraps of string (see drawing).

Result: No scratches.

-Tony Ferrito, Elmira, NY

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