No matter what the discipline, a really good pro will make it look easy. It's not until you actually try to do that thing that looks so easy, that you find that it's way harder than it looks. This phenomenon is known as the Dunning-Kruger Effect. The basic idea behind the Dunning-Kruger Effect is that, since you don't know what it is, that you don't know about performing a given task, you tend to think it is easier than it really is, and have an inflated sense of confidence in your ability to do the task.

This isn't so bad if the task you are attempting has only minor consequences for failure, such as trying to do a skateboarding trick, or cooking that famous chef's recipe. The worst you'll get in these cases is a skinned knee, or some displeased faces at the dinner table. The real problem is when you stand to lose a lot by failing, but still think you can pull it off. Take wood floor refinishing, for example. It's not as easy as it looks, and it is definitely a job best left to the professionals.

Here are three reasons why it's best to hire a pro to do the job, so you don't get slapped upside the head by the Dunning-Kruger Effect!


This is probably the most compelling reason to leave it to the pros. The machinery required for a proper wood floor refinishing job can be really dangerous, if you don't know how to handle it. Professional refinishers know how to operate these dangerous machines safely, and they are far less likely to do damage to themselves or their surroundings, by improperly employing them. If the idea of having to pay a hefty sum to repair your home or, worse, pay for a lengthy stay in a hospital bed doesn't appeal to you, it's best to call the pros!


Another aspect of using those dangerous, unwieldy machines, is the fact that it takes expertise to operate them skillfully enough to get a nice, even pass across the floor. If you don't have the refinishing know-how to do this properly, you will likely end up with dips and uneven patches, that all but ruin your beautiful hardwood floors!

Which brings us to our final point:


In the unlikely event that something does go wrong while your floor refinishing service is underway, a professional refinishing outfit will have insurance coverage to cover your losses, and replace or fix your damaged floors. If you mess up your own floors, you'll be the only one responsible for cleaning up the mess, and that could cost you a pretty penny!

Are You Looking for Quality Wood Floor Refinishing Services?

If your home is ready for a wood floor refinishing, and you're looking for a trustworthy team for the job, why not call Delair's Carpet Barn? Our family business has been in operation for over 35 years, and our reputation is second to none.

Just call, email, or stop by our showroom in East Montpelier, VT, to arrange for your free consultation and estimate, and find out why Delair's Carpet Barn is Vermont's most trusted name in flooring!