Sweep and vacuum frequently. When using a vacuum cleaner, we recommend a canister vacuum with a very soft bristle wand head.

Do NOT wet mop the floor, ever! Even those long-stick squeeze mops just don’t wring out the mop head thoroughly enough, and even small amounts of water can cause your floor to swell and cup over time.

Put felt floor protectors on the bottom of all furniture, as well as on anything else that may rub on the hardwood floor

Keep pet nails trimmed.  Be aware that dogs running through the house will most likely scratch any finish.