I’m a finishing foreman for a large building company. One day, I walked into a house where my boss was doing a punch-list inspection. When I set my metal toolbox down on the new hardwood floor, my boss was not amused. He scolded me for doing such a stupid thing. No damage was done to the hardwood floor, but my humility factor went way up.
Later that day, I came across a carpet remnant in the trash, and an idea occurred to me. I flipped over the carpet (pile side down) and zigzagged some construction adhesive onto it. Then I placed my toolbox onto the carpet and trimmed its perimeter to fit. Now I can put the box on a floor or countertop without worrying about scratching the finish.
Sandy Pollock, Nepean, None