The wood floor finish is neither brittle nor indestructible. Wood floors must be properly cleaned using the correct level of solvent to protect their beauty and fine finish. Some of us (ahem) have had to learn this truth the hard way.
Although you can’t damage hardwood floors by walking on them, all wood is susceptible to staining. And you can dull a beautiful hardwood floor by cleaning it with the wrong solvent. Used properly, hydrogen peroxide is not one of those harmful solvents. In fact, it’s a very effective stain remover and reliable cleaner for hardwood floors.