Just about, everyone loves a hardwood floor. Whether it is a simple oak floor or a complex custom pattern, the rich variation in the color and the texture of wood add warmth, character and a feeling of substance to any home. And, with a little care, a good hardwood surface can last as long as the house it serves. The type of maintenance and cleaning your floors will require depends on the amount of use it sees. Low-use areas, such as bedrooms or a home office, may require only regular vacuuming and occasional damp mopping. High-traffic areas, like a kitchen or hall, may need a periodic re-coating or occasional sanding and refinishing.