A Sad Day In Hardwood Flooring Land

From time to time, we hear about some disaster in our industry. It can range from a house fire, or simple negligence. The saddest stories we hear revolve around DIY. While doing it yourself can be extremely rewarding, there are risks that you undertake when you take on a project as massive and involved as hardwood floor refinishing. Read on if you want to hear this story so you might learn a thing or two.

The individual that we're examining today had beautiful oak floors installed. These floors should easily last decades if taken care of properly. Whether it was hubris or ignorance, this individual wanted to sand the floors himself. How hard could it possibly be? Now before we move on, we just want to make it clear that we've seen hundreds of DIY projects that turned out ok. A professional is always going to be able to do a better job than any amateur, but above average work is certainly possible. 

What we are about to show you may scare you. Whenever we see gorgeous new wood, it just kills us. you've been warned.


It's sad, but it happens. We don'e even know where to begin with something like this. The floors are completely totaled. Jesus Himself would not be able to perform a miracle on these floors. The deep cuts in the wood would make it nearly impossible to get an even sand without sanding through the entire floor.


Let this serve as life advice. Learn from other's mistakes. If you need help with something, let someone know. There are always going to be risks with a full hardwood flooring install, but you'd be hard pressed to find a hardwood flooring professional that would mess up your floors this badly.