Wood has been one of the most popular materials for centuries. It's unique characteristics and natural charm will add a "wow" factor to your home that compliments any trends and style.

Although wood floors are built with durability in mind, it's no secret that wood can get scratched. However, with proper care and maintenance you can keep your floor looking excellent for decades.

Tips to prolong the beauty of your wood floor:

  • Choose a wood that has an aluminum oxide coating over the finish.
  • Sweep daily. Dirt affects the finish of the wood like sandpaper. Walk-off mats in the doorways can cut down on the buildup of dirt and grime.
  • Wipe up spills immediately. Water can cause problems if it is on the surface for too long.
  • Avoid sliding furniture or appliances across the floor. When moving furniture, use sliders, moving blankets or a dolly.
  • Apply felt protectors to the bottom of chair legs, table legs and display stands.
  • In high traffic areas, using rugs or runners will help proctect these spaces from looking worn when compared to lighter traffic areas