You really can’t go wrong with hardwood flooring. They are a tough and durable floor that will certainly enhance the splendor and value of your home. They will continue to beautify your home for a very long time as long you care for them properly. However, hardwood floors can get damaged very easily. Most homeowners are causing damage to their [hardwood flooring] without them knowing it.

Here are 5 things that can ruin your wood floor.


Bringing shoes inside the house is a common practice we see in most homes. But this practice can damage your wood floors. Bringing in dirty or wet shoes can cause hardwood flooring to shift or warp. In addition, high-heeled shoes can dent and ding a wood floor. This is especially true if the shoes don’t come with a rubber heel protector. Make it a habit to remove your shoes when you come into your home.


Pets are a great companion, but they can cause a lot of damage to your lovely wood floors. Pet urine can burn through your wood’s finish and cause warping. The damage can be prevented if you can catch the puddle and wipe it while it’s still fresh. Do not let it sit. Pets with long nails can cause scratches to your floor. Solve this problem by keeping your pet’s nails trimmed.

Sun exposure

Too much sun exposure can cause your hardwood flooring to fade. Protect your wood floor by keeping the window shades or blinds drawn when the sun is at its strongest.


You probably know that wood floor and water do not mix. That being said, wearing wet shoes inside, coming in with wet clothes, wet mopping, and steam cleaning should be avoided whenever possible.

Dirt and dust

Dirt, dust, and other abrasive particles can scratch and dull the finish of hardwood flooring. Vacuuming and sweeping the floor will not only help get rid of dirt; it can also extend the life of your hardwood floor.

Your Hardwood Flooring Specialists

Denver Carpet and Flooring offers full-service hardwood flooring installation. We are committed to delivering fast installation, competitive pricing, and shop-at-home convenience. Come visit our hardwood store or [contact us] to go over your hardwood flooring needs.