Many modern homes have hardwood flooring. This may be traditional hardwood blocking which can be very resilient, or a veneer like imitation flooring. This latter type of flooring will definitely need protection against damage. Furniture pads for these types of floors are usually to be recommended.
Tips on Moving Heavy Pieces of Furniture – HotPads Blog
One creative way you could move furniture from point A to point B is by using blankets. Lay out blankets to place the furniture on and simply drag the piece where it needs to be. Of course, don’t use blankets you sleep on.