Place high-quality floor mats and area rugs near outside entrances to prevent dirt, sand and other unwanted substances from being tracked directly onto flooring.

Support heavy furniture and appliances with wide-bearing glides or casters.

Place felt floor protectors on movable furniture, including chairs, tables, and sofas, that rest on the hardwood floors.

Relative humidity should be maintained between 35% and 55% to minimize expansion and contraction of hardwood flooring.

Avoid walking on floors with shoes that have any type of abrasive sole (workboots, athletic shoes, etc) or high-heel shoes with pointed or sharp edges.