These guidelines apply to any wood floor. Following them will help your floor go longer between recoating and resanding:
-Sweep and/or vacuum the floor as often as possible.
-Never, ever wet-mop a floor.
-Only use cleaners that are recommended by major wood floor finish or wood floor manufacturers.
-Use walkoff mats and area rugs at all doorways.
-Put floor protectors on the bottom of all furniture and anything else that might rub on the wood floor.
-Wipe up all spills immediately. Products such as Kool-Aid will stain most finishes if left on the floor.
-Keep pet nails trimmed. Know that dogs running through the house will scratch any finish.
-Consider using runners/area rugs in high-traffic areas.
-Keep your home at normal living conditions for your area—no extremes of humidity or temperature.