Kadee’s hardwood floor blog

Lots of great info to help you refinish your hardwood floors.

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Kadee’s Wall of Shame

You don’t want to end up on Kadee’s Wall of Shame. We have seen everything done to floors. This photo gallery includes just some of the heartbreaking things we have seen since 1998— pet stains, water damage, adhesive covered floors, staining horrors, bad screen and...

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A call to Pete’s Help Hotline fixed this plaid hardwood floor

Where do you get your wood floor advice? And how do you know you are renting a quality sander? A DIYer named Tim trusted his local general rental store to guide him, but they told him to cut against the grain when he didn’t need to, and they rented him a defective...

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Did your finish melt and clog up the sandpaper?

Even floors that look perfectly normal can be hiding a finish that will melt and clog up sandpaper. This isn’t a problem; it’s a solution! If this happens to you, drop to a coarser grit, which holds more melty finish and lasts longer, which will save you money. Did...

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A very bossy article about using woodfiller on hardwood floors

Where do you get your wood floor advice? And how do you know you are renting a quality sander? A DIYer named Tim trusted his local general rental store to guide him. He bought a $25 consult session on Pete’s Hardwood Floors Help Hotline and we talked him through how to fix his 'plaid' floor from their defective sander. Lesson learned.

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