I recently received a call from a woman who said that she wanted to change the flooring in her kitchen to hardwood floors. While I was at her home measuring her hardwood floors (something we do free of charge), she asked me what type of material I thought she should use for the flooring. Before I was able to ask her any questions to help narrow the choices down she began to explain that her son played baseball, and constantly failed to take his metal cleats off when entering the house! Without hesitation, I suggested a floor comprised of three inches of dirt.
She said, “No, I am serious.” I replied: “So am I.”
That certainly would have been an interesting job to take post-installation pictures of, anyway.
It’s hard to know what to tell someone looking for hardwood floors in that situation. After all, have you ever seen baseball played on a hardwood field? There’s a reason for that.