We consider ourselves professionals. We take great pride in the work we do. We don't cut corners, and our work represents that. We know that we may not always be the cheapest when it comes down to the bids themselves, but there is good reason for that. We give honest pricing so that there are no surprises, but most importantly we want the job to be done well. We want our customers so happy with their floors that they're raving about them to their friends. We recently stumbled upon a case of a floor man cutting corners and literally ruining this individual's hardwood floors.
As you can see, these floors are completely ruined. At this point, there might not even be a way to save these floors. Some of the grooves in the floors are so deep that we would need to sand down incredibly far just to work some of them out. At that point, the wood could begin to splinter because of how thin it is.
Notice some of the dark spots on the floor. This is not dust, but rather burn marks. The likely culprit is that the floor man used some of his sandpaper too long to the point of the paper itself heating up and bring the floor. It requires a serious amount of negligence to get to this point. The phrase "you get what you pay for" is used as a cliche, but this particular situation definitely calls for it.
"The company that committed this atrocity cuts corners in order to save a buck."
Lots of hardwood floor specialists that take their craft seriously would never let something like this happen. The company that committed this atrocity cuts corners in order to save a buck. We're told that the floor man suggested a "light buff" in order to get some of the more egregious impurities out. We can say with authority that this floor is nearly ruined completely.
At this point, we just want to issue a public service announcement in order to let people know to think twice before they decide to go with the floor guy that offered the best price. There are so many factors that go into a hardwood floor, and it's a decision you need to take seriously. A great hardwood floor can last 100 years. Good materials and good habits require time, energy, and money. Don't let this happen to you. Go with a professional that will take the time to explain why hardwood flooring is more art than work.
With that, have a nice week!