We receive this question frequently when people have children or pets. All of the brands that we carry have their own unique finish to protect the wood. They use Aluminum Oxide urethane, UV cured urethane, multi-coat Valspar or Nano finish. This means they have hard protection layers but all hardwood floors can be scratched, dented and show wear. Just like other surfaces in your home, your furniture and even your car.
One option is to select a floor with texture. There is a variety of options such as wire brushed, hand scraped, and distressed. Not only are these textures showing as the latest trends, they allow the normal wear and tear to add to the character already created. They can also be easily touched up.