Don't dampen with a mop -
Water and wood floors don't mix! Use only the manufacturer's recommended
cleaning products on your hardwood floor.
regularly - Small stones, mud and gritty dirt brought in from outside works as
sand paper on your wood floor's finish. Long bristle matts placed at all outside
entrances helps to combat this problem. Also, using a vacuum with a soft bristle
floor head helps.
Use the proper felt - Narrow
wheels, sharp wooden legs or metal furniture legs can scratch and dent hardwood
floors. Any furniture that rests directly on top of a hardwood floor should have
For extremely heavy objects
such as a piano, use wide, non-staining heavy-duty rubber cups. You can purchase
them in your hardware store.
Keep pet claws trimmed - to
avoid scratches from pets be sure to regularly trim pet's claws.
Door mats - using
non-stainable door matts can help stop dirt and debris from being carried in on
your hardwood floor.