Extend the life of your hardwood floor by doing proper cleaning and maintenance. Dust mop or sweep your floors once a week to keep grit off the floor. Grit can act like sandpaper on your hardwoods, and subtly scratch and dull your finish. When spills happen, immediately wipe them up with a clean, soft cloth. After wiping the spill away, dry the area with a dry cloth. Never allow a wet area to stand.
Use a safe cleanser on your hard wood floors such as Bona X HardwoodFloor Care System. Polishers that are used for dust on furniture are not recommend, they will leave a waxy build up on your hard wood floor.
Use throw mats and area rugs in areas of high traffic and use protector pads on all furniture to prevent scraping the floor.