Our new house has hardwood in the kitchen. I've had hardwood in a kitchen before, and that hardwood seemed to deteriorate around the sink and fridge faster than anywhere else. (It was already damaged when we bought the house.) This is brand-new hardwood the sellers put in before moving. I really don't want what happened in my previous house to happen in this new house.
Is there any special way to care for hardwood in a kitchen to prevent that kind of deterioration?