Wood floor maintenance is very important to sustain a brilliant surface as well as extend the life of the hardwood floor. Cleaning wood floors is only a part of the regular maintenance requirements.
Wood floors need to be protected in areas of moderate to heavy traffic by using a good quality mat or rug. The floor also needs to be protected from the weight of furniture whether they are stationary or being moved about the floor. Floor protectors or a mat should be placed under any part of furniture in contact with the wood floor. This prevents scratches, indentations, et cetera.