Water damage, pet damage, insect damage... it doesn't matter. There are times when the only thing to do is remove a single board or section of a floor.
Wood flooring does more to add character to a room than practically anything else you can do.
When your old floor has just had enough, then it's time to take it down to bare wood and start all over again.
Most folks don't know about this little gem but if you're a candidate, it could save you thousands!
Glad you made it! A lot of folks fall under the spell of their general contractor claiming that they can handle your hardwood flooring job.
Trust me, they can't.
I've seen countless botched jobs by well-meaning, yet utterly incapable amateurs. If you don't want to become one of them, listen to me.
Hardwood flooring is probably the most specialized, tool-specific trades known. Being a handyman or having talent in some other trade provides absolutely no basis to tackle a wood floor project. Being overly confident has landed many a contractor in hot water and many a homeowner disappointed.
It takes a lot more work to un-do someone elses work than it does to do it right the first time.