Kadee’s hardwood floor blog
Lots of great info to help you refinish your hardwood floors.
Chris's contractor in Scotland filled hardwood floor gaps with woodfiller but the color doesn't match. It's our privilege to talk to people all over the U.S.... and sometimes even all over the world about their wood flooring adventures and problems.
Is luxury vinyl tile really any easier than hardwood?
It is an unavoidable truth of hardwood floors that gaps will eventually open up between the boards, parallel to their long sides. Keeping the humidity constant in your home can help to limit the swelling and shrinking of your boards, but in older homes, those seasonal gaps may have become permanent. How do you cope with those?
Thus sayeth the Sander Rental Goddess.
By the time customers get to Pete’s, they’re often in the middle of a floor catastrophe and determined to fix their floor so well that it will never have to be touched again. For some reason, this translates into an absolute insistence on a gym floor finish for their dining room floor.
Q. I'm sanding a floor from the 1910s where an old rug had been tacked down in the middle of the floor. There was no finish at all under the rug, but there was a coating of some kind around the edge, along the walls. The problem is that the area that was under the rug is much darker than the perimeter and no matter how much I sand, I can't get it to lighten to match the edge. Why can't I sand that wood clean? Buddy W. New Jersey
Q. Attached is a picture of the main floor of our house. It is carpeted now, and we're looking to bring back the wood. We're trying to determine if we can do it by renting a sander or if need to hire out. Also trying to figure out if wood is good yet in other areas of house (stairs and closets have wood and look great).
The radiator edger is worth it! If you've got one of those lovely Twin Cities houses with cast iron radiators, how do you sand around it? Great question - we're glad you're proactive about solving potential sanding challenges. A little background: when you sand...
We've spent the last decade exclusively renting drum sanders. We do this because we know drum sanders are really efficient, but more importantly, because we have the luxury of being able to train our customers on those drum sanders.