How to Maintain Your Floor Here are some tips for you how to maintain your floor: 1. Prevent scratches. Put felt pads on the bottom of furniture legs. Clip dogs’ toenails. 2. Stop dirt at the door. Grit stuck to the bottom of shoes is a finish-killer. To keep from tracking it in, place doormats at entries and tell people to take off their shoes. Ban high heels and soccer cleats; they can dent floors. 3. Protect your hardwood floors from a day-to-day basis. To protect your floors from getting scratched daily, consider using cloth furniture protectors under the feet or legs of your tables, chairs, and heavy furniture. Also consider removing shoes, especially high heels and shoes that can scuff and scratch the floor. Hardwood flooring can be an integral part of your home and making it feel beautiful and well lived in. Enjoy your hardwood flooring in your home and use these tips to decide if your home and lifestyle will benefit from the addition of hardwoods.