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Why You Shouldn’t DIY Hardwood Floor Repair

Posted on June 23, 2021 by fivestarwood

The only thing more difficult than building a house is maintaining it. You can take two routes: hire a professional to come in and do the job or Do-It-Yourself.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, there was a surge in DIY projects related to household repair and maintenance in the US.

Hiring a professional is, without doubt, a better option than going for a DIY, especially for projects that require time, expertise, and acute knowledge.

DIY hardwood floor repairs can be dangerous not just for you but also for those around you. If you don’t have the expertise and don’t know how to use the tools properly, you should avoid DIYs and leave it to the experts.

Here are some of the risks and dangers of DIY hardwood floor repairs.


It may seem that repairing hardwood floors on your own will be more cost-effective than hiring an expert to do it for you. It may seem practical when you think about it, but if you take a closer look, there is a possibility you might end up spending more than what you had planned.

Without knowledge and experience, you may end up buying products you do not need and get extra material. It’s also possible that you end up buying the material multiple times due to failed attempts.

On the contrary, hiring an expert to do the job is easy, hassle-free, and might also save you a few bucks.


Repairing hardwood floors may seem like an easy job to do, but wouldn’t you be annoyed if half your floor is repaired in one manner and the other half in another?  There will be inconsistency and will compromise the quality of the floor.

If you hire an expert like Five Star Hardwood Floor, you wouldn’t have to worry about the quality of your wood floor repairs.

Misleading Tutorials:

You might see a DIY video on hardwood floor repairing and think it’s simple and easy to do and decide to do the task yourself.

Let us burst your bubble! More often than not, these DIY tutorial videos are misleading and made by experienced individuals who make the task look easier than it is. Following these tutorials may cause more harm than good.


Tasks that require manual work and tools carry a risk of injuries. There is a high probability of falling, cutting yourself, burning, and eye injuries while repairing the floor on your own. The injuries can also be fatal.

Save yourself a trip to the ER and leave the work to the experts.

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If you are looking to avoid these mishaps, reach out to us for wood floor installation, repairs, and much more in Seattle.