Know what habits and practices to avoid in order to prevent damage to your flooring. Also, practice proper hardwood floor maintenance techniques to keep the floor looking as good as new for longer. Sweep or vacuum regularly. Clean up spills promptly. Make a rule to only wear socks or slippers in the house.
Only wax the wooden boards enough to protect and preserve them. Avoid excess buildup in non-traffic areas. Keeping the room at a proper humidity level helps the wood maintain its size and shape so cracks or gaps do not form.
No matter how well the homeowner protects the wood floor in the house, wear and tear, stains and dents will happen throughout the years. If regular hardwood floor maintenance tasks no longer result in the attractive, gleaming hardwood floor desired, call in the professionals for refinishing or repair.