Re: Tape pulled the finish off my floors - what can I do?
I agree that the ONLY solution is to have your painting contractor pay a professional floor refinisher OF YOUR CHOICE to strip and refinish the floors.
Unfortunately, the cost of this repair will likely be more than the outstanding payment that is due him, so you may never get that recourse. It might be cheaper for him to write off the remaining payment. If this is the case, a lawsuit -- or at least a threatening letter on your attorney's letterhead -- may be necessary.
For future reference, there is only ONE type of tape that may be safely used on finished floors: gaffer's tape. It looks similar to duct tape, but the adhesive is formulated to not interact chemically with floor finishes. Even so, it should not be left on the floor for an extended period of time, but it can be there for several days and still peel up cleanly.
The "Senior Member" designation under my name doesn't mean I know a lot, it just means I talk a lot.I've been a DIYer since I was 12 (thanks, Dad!). I have read several books on various home improvement topics. I do not have any current code books I can refer to. I was an apprentice plumber for two years.