Hardwood floors are beautiful, functional and, like many home design trends, can add great value to your home. Taking care of your hardwood can help ensure that your floors will continue to be beautiful for years to come. These tips will help you avoid scratches, stains and other types of damage that can affect hardwood.
Pad All Furniture
Furniture has a way of scratching hardwood floors. This is especially true of furniture that gets moved frequently (like dining room chairs). Padding the bottoms of furniture can protect floors and prevent scratches. Check the padding on a regular basis, especially on dining room chairs. Replace the padding as needed.
Cut Pet's Claws
Pet claws can scratch hardwood floors just as easily as wooden chairs.…