You wouldn’t think something as essential – and static – as furniture could damage the carpet, but it can if you are not careful. The trouble is most furniture is heavy and dragging it across the floor is often necessary if you don’t have the muscle or help to lift it. When you get to the carpet you tend to think it will slide a lot easier and not mark the carpet like it might another floor surface. In fact, carpet cleaners who know the best way to care for carpets will tell you this is wrong.
If you look at the underside of some furniture, especially the types with turned timber legs, you will see that it has been left quite rough in comparison to the rest of the item. So when you drag it across the carpet those rough legs are going to pull out some of the carpet fibres. If you have a loop pile carpet it might even pull out a whole row of thread, which would be very visible damage.Read More