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How to Keep Your Hardwood Floors Looking Like New During Construction

A look inside one of our most unique products.

The Importance of Hardwood Floor Protection During Renovations

Whether you’re working on a quick home renovation or you’re knee deep in a new construction project, make no mistake that hardwood floor protection is a necessity. Traditional hardwoods have been on the rise in the flooring industry for years, replacing dated carpet options.

Unlike carpet, hardwoods are less forgiving. A simple drop of a hammer, and you’ve dented or scratched your floor- costing you more time and more money repairing. During construction, choose a surface protector that provides some impact resistance and won’t potentially harm the finish on your wood flooring.

A close-up picture of a blue roll of protective material.

The Ultimate Surface Protection Product for Hardwoods

Which surface protector works best on hardwoods? We’re glad you asked. Although there are a wide range of options, Surface Shields’ Multi Shield is the ultimate, dependable hardwood floor protection option.

This product consists of 3 layers of materials. The top layer is a solid sheet of blue polyethylene (PE) which creates a waterproof barrier, shielding your surface from any spill on the job. This layer is also the most durable layer and it provides a significant amount of tear resistance in high foot traffic areas.

Directly below that is a thick white layer of 100% recycled polyethylene terephthalate (PET) fibers. These fibers are 110 mil thick, creating an impact resistant surface.

The bottommost layer is a very light layer of adhesion. The adhesion on this product is rated at 6oz/in, which is less than a quarter of the adhesion of our Painter’s Grade Blue Tape. Why such a low level of adhesion? This adhesion is optimal for providing the right amount of slip resistance on any hard surface without the risk of transferring adhesion or damaging any floor finishings.

Combined together, these layers create the ultimate hardwood floor protector. In addition, it can be used on tile, vinyl, bathtubs, granite, marble, and more.

A man unrolling a blue protective material with his feet.

Shield Your Hardwoods

Multi Shield is designed to protect just about any hard surfaces, from hardwood floors and tiles to granite countertops and everything in between. This product is popular among painters, drywall installers, remodelers, and general construction. It’s incredibly versatile and can be used on a multitude of applications. Looking for additional surface protection options? Check out our full line of carpet films, hard surface protectors, and tapes!


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