If you need new floors in your home, then hardwood flooring may be a good option for you. Hardwood floors are both beautiful and durable. The flooring material can wear over time though, and scratches and dents may start to appear across the surface of the wood. Sanding and other types of restoration methods may then be required to fix it. You can prevent dents before they show up though, as long as you make the right decisions before and during the flooring installation process.