Re-coats on floors you didn’t sand.
After finishing, repairing a board for a small detail can be a trap.
Tearing out/covering a re-sandable hardwood floor.
Wood in the kitchen.
Sanding black cutback off of crappy 100-year-old fir floors.
Shopping on price alone.
Hiring the other guy.
Filling gaps with wood filler.
Extremely dark colors or high gloss!
White stain. And gray.
Gray, all day.
LVP for sure. Can’t stand that $hit.
Laminate floors or country white stained red oak.
Hiring someone else.
Gillespie Hardwood Floors
Using Murphy’s oil soap to clean their new floors.
High-gloss and black floors.
Refinishing risers and stringers, “They look so good white!”
Removing an existing floor because some flooring store said it can’t be refinished.
Money. I always talk the customers out of their money.
Covering or removing perfectly good flooring.
Going with another tradesman, i.e., a handyman/decorator (not a flooring guy) because they’re cheaper … there’s a reason for that.
Nothing really; it either be done or it can’t, and if it can be done then we will do it.
Staining the floor white.
Having a wood floor installed in a new-build while their home is in the hands of a GC that is absolutely clueless about what conditions are required for a wood floor to be any part of his project.
Replacing a perfectly good floor with prefinished or LVP. Refinish and do your part to be environmentally responsible.
Walking/living on their floor while we’re working on their floor.
Gloss and prefinished floors.
Dave Mitchell Jr.
Going with a laminate floor.
Nicholas C Maxson
I won’t work with cheap wood.
Bamboo 100% of the time.
White pine, staining maple, and laminate.
Lou Buono Jr.
Staining whatever the newest trend is.
I don't talk them out of things. I give them the facts and let them make decisions for themselves.
Staining exotic woods!
I try to do the world a favor and talk them out of honey oak.
Chris J. Compton
Stain. Enough fake in the world. Staining is an unnatural color and therefore fake.
Using underlayment made for floating floors under hardwood, plain stupid.
Jon Weeks Jr.
Looking at Pinterest.