Pete’s is the only business dedicated to helping DIYers sand, finish, and install hardwood floors.

We have an online Shop, a brick-and-mortar store, five flooring professionals, and 20+ years experience helping DIYers. We know how to prevent mistakes that can become moneypits.

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Sand Hardwood Floors

Finish Hardwood Floors

Maintain & Clean Hardwood Floors

In the Minneapolis/St. Paul area? You can rent floor equipment and buy supplies from REAL PEOPLE. And ask them questions.

Bring in a floor plan and we can help you fix anything (well, about your floor anyway).

Our shop rents the best-maintained equipment in town.

We rent drum sanders to floor scrubbers at our St. Paul store. If you need to rent hardwood flooring equipment in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area.

And we’ll give you a free lesson with every 24-hour rental of a wood floor sander or other finishing equipment.

Pick out supplies for your project at our shop in St. Paul, MN.

You’ll find our knowledgeable crew at 186 Fairview Ave. N in St. Paul, MN.

We’re the cutest DIY hardwood project rental shop in Minnesota. Maybe even the world.

Hours: Open Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 5pm and Saturday 8:30am -3:00pm. Closed Sunday.

Low VOC and Low Odor Finishes for Wood Floors

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Hard-to-Find Tools for Hardwood Floors

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Consult with a Hardwood Flooring Pro

For a small fee of $25, you'll get a one-on-one phone consultation with a hardwood flooring expert.

Sometimes you just need to talk through your ideas. Or get a second opinion. Or cry. We have tissues.

“What the heck is going on with my hardwood floor?” Investigate before you start:

Pet damage or water damage on hardwood floors

Do my floors have pet damage, or water damage?

Damage on two kinds of hardwood floors

Can I save this wood floor?

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What are these mystery marks in my wood floors?

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This is not chatbot advice.

Pete’s is built on 25 years of contracting experience plus 25 years of coaching DIYers. Odds are we’ve seen your problem before and can help you map a way through it.

Why buy from Pete’s?

This ain’t no Amazon, robot-drone supplier. We’ve been using, selling, and counseling people about hardwood floor refinishing since 1993. Our team is experienced, and they won’t be moved to a paint department tomorrow.

This is what we do, and it’s all we do.

Assuming that you can refinish wood floors yourself just because a hardware store will rent you a sander is sheer madness. Come talke to the specialists.

Start your hardwood floor refinishing project right here.

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Our online shop sells only wood floor finishing supplies we love and trust. We ship many items to the continental U.S.

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Pete's rents trustworthy machines at our store in St. Paul, MN, and you'll get a free lesson when you rent from us.

Introducing Vermont Natural Coatings’ PolyWhey non-toxic, zero VOC floor finish!

Vermont Natural Coatings PolyWhey floor finish with cow in pasture

This American-owned and manufactured waterborne polyurethane uses whey from dairy industry byproducts to make an iron-wearing floor finish that is still easy to apply.

Just in time for the closed-window, floor-coating season, allow us to introduce Vermont Natural Coatings’ PolyWhey – a non-toxic, low VOC polyurethane finish.

We use it on the floor of our store in St. Paul because it’s winter in Minnesota and we need something that looks good while it resists all the gravel and salt we bring in on our boots.

If it works for our constantly abused floors, imagine what it will do at your house!

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Answers to common wood floor sanding questions

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The sanding process

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How pets can damage hardwood floors

Rubio Monocoat

Rubio Monocoat is a unique wood finishing product that offers a durable, long-lasting finish while maintaining the natural beauty and texture of wood. This innovative technology is a great alternative to traditional wood finishes, as it offers a more eco-friendly and sustainable option.

Applying Rubio Monocoat is easy, making it ideal for both professionals and DIY enthusiasts. The product is designed to be applied in a single layer, saving time and reducing waste. Plus, it dries quickly, so you can enjoy your newly finished wood surfaces in no time.

Here’s how to apply Rubio.

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Kadee’s Blog, chock full of hardwood floor finishing tips.