Use rugs at workstations, pivot-points (e.g., stair landings, room entries), and high-traffic areas to reduce wear, especially if you have a large family or indoor pets.
Use mats at all exterior doors to keep sand, dirt, grit, grease, and oil outside.
Keep pet's nails trimmed and paws clean and free of dirt, gravel, grease, oil, and stains.
Place protective pads beneath furniture legs and feet to reduce scratches and dents.
Use a dolly with rubber wheels (not hard metal or plastic!) and protective sheets of plywood when moving heavy objects, furniture, or appliances.
Make certain furniture casters are clean and operate properly (a minimum 1" width is recommended.)
Remove shoes with spiked or damaged heels before walking on floor.
Note: Exposure to the sun and its UV rays accelerates the oxidation and aging of wood and fabrics. This causes the stain and/or wood to fade and/or change color. We recommend that you rearrange area rugs and furniture periodically so the floor ages evenly. Although some manufacturers will cure their polyurethane finishes underneath ultra-violet light, eventual fading of the finish may occur.