If you are a fan of HGTV’s Home Town, you might be familiar with Mike Husers, also known as Mike the Floor Guy. He is the owner of GM Hardwood Floors in Laurel, Mississippi, and he has been working with Ben and Erin Napier since the show’s first season. Mike is an expert in restoring old and damaged hardwood floors, and he has a cheerful and positive attitude that makes him a favorite among viewers.
But many fans have been wondering: is Mike the Floor Guy related to Erin? The answer is no, they are not blood relatives. However, they do share a close friendship that goes beyond their professional collaboration. Here’s what you need to know about Mike and Erin’s relationship.
How Mike and Erin Met
Mike and Erin met a few years before Home Town started filming, when Mike was hired to refinish some floors in a building that Ben and Erin were restoring in downtown Laurel. According to Hardwood Floors magazine, Mike agreed to do the floor restoration for the pilot episode of Home Town, and he was later asked to be a part of the first season.
Since then, Mike has been a regular on the show, helping Ben and Erin transform old houses into beautiful homes. He has also become friends with the couple, who often praise his work and his personality on social media.
Why Mike Has Been Missing from Home Town
Unfortunately, Mike has been absent from recent episodes of Home Town, which has left many fans concerned about his well-being. In January 2022, Erin explained on Twitter that Mike was on a leave of absence to care for a family member with a long-term illness.
She also introduced two new hardwood restoration experts, Terry and Mike (another Mike), who have been filling in for Mike the Floor Guy. She assured fans that they were in good hands with them, and that they would love them.
Before that, in September 2020, Erin revealed on Instagram that Mike needed hip surgery due to years of crouching and sanding. She also started a GoFundMe campaign to help him cover the surgery cost and the recovery time away from work. The campaign raised over $19,000 from 618 donors, including one anonymous donor who gave $1,000.
Erin thanked everyone who contributed to the campaign, and said that Mike’s recovery would be much easier thanks to them. She also shared a photo of herself with Mike after his surgery, saying that he was doing well.
When Will Mike Return to Home Town?
As of now, there is no official confirmation on when Mike will return to Home Town. However, Erin has said that they miss him dearly, and that they hope he will be back soon. She also asked fans to keep him in their prayers.
In the meantime, fans can still enjoy watching Home Town on HGTV, which features Ben and Erin renovating houses in their hometown of Laurel. The show is currently in its sixth season, which premiered on January 2, 2022. New episodes air every Sunday at 8 p.m. ET/PT.
Home Town is also available to stream on Discovery+, where fans can watch exclusive spin-offs such as Home Town: Ben’s Workshop and Home Town: Takeover. Additionally, fans can follow Ben and Erin on Instagram and Twitter for more updates on their projects and their family life.
Mike the Floor Guy is not related to Erin Napier by blood, but he is a close friend and a valued member of the Home Town team. He has been taking a break from the show to deal with some personal and health issues, but he is expected to make a comeback soon. Fans can show their support for him by sending him positive messages and wishing him well.