In order for you to keep your Hardwood floors looking beautiful you need to follow these important steps. 1. Always use a canister vacuum to sweep your floors or a soft broom , try not to use an upright vacuum cleaner with a beater bar . 2. Keep your pets toenails trimmed so they don’t scratch your floor . 3. Always use walk off mats at entrances and in front off your sink . 4. Make sure you use a good wood floor cleaner and not water on your floor . Eventually your floors will need to be deep cleaned and refurbished .