How do I maintain my hardwood floors?
Use a soft bristle vacuum or untreated dust mop on a daily basis to keep the grit off the floor. Felt furniture glides for chairs and other furniture that move about will protect your floor from abrasion. Utilize doormats and area rugs to reduce the impact of high-traffic areas and outside dirt being tracked in.
Also, be conscious of scratching from movement of furniture and appliances, dragging of moving boxes or other items. Never use a product that will leave a wax or oil residue on your floor. This kind of residue will prevent recoating (applying an additional coat of finish) your floor in the future.