Teak is a softer wood than our native oak. Teak is 1000 on the Janka scale. Oak is 1290. This scale is the amount of pressure it takes to push a 1/4 inch BB half way into a board. As far as denting and scratching, all wood will do this. It is part of the natural beauty of wood. The type of finish that is on a board is very important to help slow the scratching and denting. Most prefinished floors have an aluminum oxide finish. This is a very hard finish. There is also a newer finish that some manufacturers are putting on their products. This is a ceramic finish. It is suppose to be extremly hard. If you are looking for something that will not scratch or dent move to laminate floors.