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Old 10-21-2018, 02:54 PM
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Do to circumstances beyond my control I will be moving from this dump in a few weeks and Amy and BB and I will be staying with my brother until I can get back on my feet again.
The kids will be in the living room with us but David has hardwood floors thru out his house. He doesn't want me to lay newspaper under their houses and we all know how happy our fids can get when they fling their food everywhere,even little Beebs takes great joy in making messes!

So..what do you folk recommend as a runner? Something that can vacuum pretty easily and be hosed down when necessary??




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Re: Runners..

Old bedsheets?
A lot more work than just newspaper, but you can shake them outside (if there is that option) and then can be chucked in the washingmachine.

With hardwood I would recommend something with a plastic underlay -> birdpoop and hardwood ... not good.

You would do great with a thick layer of paper, bus whatever solution you can think off: a designfreak will veto them all I am afraid.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:19 PM
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Re: Runners..

How about those plastic mats that are used in offices ?
Don't know what they are called but you use them so office chairs can role on them if the floor is carpeted.

I have also seen stuff movers use when they are moving furniture in/out. It's meant to keep carpet from getting worn out during heavy traffic.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:23 PM
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Re: Runners..

What about one of those clear plastic chair runners you can get from an office supply shop. That are made for under chairs so they don’t mark the floor surface or to make chairs roll smoothly on carpets. You can get them for hard floors and they don’t have the little spikes things on the back.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:43 PM
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Re: Runners..

I don't use them now that we have laminate floors, but before we pulled the carpet out of the bird room, I had heavy clear plastic sheeting under the fids cages. It would probably work much nicer on a wood floor since it wouldn't bunch up like it did on the carpet. I got it at Walmart in the fabric section, it comes on their big rolls and you can just buy it by the yard for $3 or $4 dollars a yard. It's easy to sweep or wipe off and can be taken outside and hosed off when you need to.
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:43 PM
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Re: Runners..

I put a tray shoe holder underneath and put newspaper in the tray works great!
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Old 10-21-2018, 03:45 PM
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Re: Runners..

You could also use those big plastic tops to those big storage bins and put papper on that. I think I got my shoe tray at Target best thing I ever did!!
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Old 10-21-2018, 04:11 PM
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Re: Runners..

A couple shower curtains are nice and heavy, also, you can pick up a tarp of whatever size and cut it? The thinner tarps are 5 bucks! Walmart, sporting goods section.
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Old 10-21-2018, 05:22 PM
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Re: Runners..

Great suggestions folks..Thanks! I'm kicking myself in the butt because years ago when the carpets were new here I had those plastic runners that you laid in the halls/heavy traffic area that had those little spikes on the underside to keep them in place and I threw the blasted things out




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Old 10-21-2018, 06:31 PM
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Re: Runners..

The shower curtain idea sounds like a great first try.
cheep.
cut to size.
choice of color and pattern.
cheep.
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