Don’t Wear Shoes
Wearing shoes on your hardwood floor, especially high heels, is just asking for scuffs and scratches. In addition, moisture and dirt from your shoes can seep into your flooring and cause further damage. Build this off-the-floor shoe organizer to install near your door.
Don’t Let Your Pets’ Nails Get Too Long
Keeping your dog or cat from ever walking on your hardwood floor is an impossible task. However, to ensure that their feet do as little damage to your floor as possible, it is a good idea to trim their nails often. Your floor (and your pets) will appreciate it!
Don’t Go Without Furniture Pads
Of course you’ll need to furnish your rooms regardless of the flooring, but be sure to invest in some small pads for the bottom of your table and chair legs. Moving your furniture around, and even accidentally nudging them here and there, can cause serious scuffing and even gouges.
If your floor does get damaged, you may not have to replace the whole thing. Here, we’ll show you how to patch your hardwood floor.