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.
Occasionally, a customer will share a wonderful piece of social media with us that has to do with DIY. We always get a kick out of any type of video or photo gallery detailing the struggle of an individual that decided to refinish his or her hardwood floors on their own. We'd like to say that it can definitely be done on your own, but it's going to be a lot more work than most people bargain for. With plenty of research and preparation, anyone can do their own hardwood floors. Unfortunately, the internet has spawned a type attitude that affirms the idea that all professionals in any trade are trying to rip you off. Hardwood floor professionals are charging astronomical prices simply because they can. It simply isn't true, but it's nearly impossible to tell these people otherwise. We've compiled a list of our favorite DIY projects that went terribly.