Daily care & maintenance
Hardwood flooring, whether solid or engineered in construction, is universally loved for its beauty and timelessness. To keep it looking its best, however, you'll need to put in a little bit of work. While many of today's manufacturers have made their flooring more durable, hardwood still isn't impervious to common wear and tear.
Invest in doormats, place them at all entrances to your home, & encourage family members and visitors to use them. Heavy furniture can leave dents in hardwood over time, so use floor protectors on all table and chair legs. Sweep & vacuum your flooring regularly to keep it looking its very best. With hardwood floors especially, make sure to use manufacturer-approved device and never wet mop or clean with water or liquid solutions.
Dealing with spills
Occasional spills and stains are inevitable, especially if you have pets or kids. Most liquid spills will wipe away simply with a cloth. You'll want to do this as quickly as possible, as hardwood flooring is not water-resistant. Other spills, such as wax or nail polish, are more complex to deal with, so be sure to check with your manufacturer's care instructions before attempting to tackle these!