Hardwood floors are very hard and durable, but with improper care and maintenance, the life of a floor can be cut short of expectations.
Sand on the floor or shoes is a major factor in causing premature wear of a floor’s finish. It’s important to sweep or vacuum regularly.
Water spills or pet accidents should be dried up quickly to avoid damage or discoloration of the wood.
Use felt floor protectors, not plastic sliders on furniture legs.
Prefinished and refinished polyurethane floors have a no wax finish. That means that under no circumstances should you be putting wax, polish, or oil on them. These floors should be cleaned with vinegar and water or a mild detergent solution such as Bona or Bruce floor cleaner.