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It is with sadness that the Pete’s Hardwood Floors DIY rental storefront and webstore permanently closed as of November 1, 2023.
Our full-service hardwood floor contracting side will still be available! If you need hardwood installed, repaired, sanded or finished, call 651-698-5888 and we can help! Let Pete’s do it for you!
Thank you to everyone for supporting Pete’s for more than 25 years.
It is with sadness that the Pete’s Hardwood Floors DIY rental storefront and webstore permanently closed as of November 1, 2023.
Our full-service hardwood floor contracting side will still be available! If you need hardwood installed, repaired, sanded or finished, call 651-698-5888 and we can help! Let Pete’s do it for you!
Thank you to everyone for supporting Pete’s for more than 25 years.

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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. If your sandpaper clogged with hardwood floor finish, it isn’t a problem; it’s a solution! If this happens to you, drop to a coarser grit, which holds more melty finish...

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A very bossy article about using woodfiller on hardwood floors

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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“But the guy in the hardware store said…”

We had a customer with a very challenging floor. What should have been a one-day sand took three days of excruciating work. But the customer was a trooper and didn't cut any corners; he followed our advice and he managed to truly save that floor. Here's what happened....

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“Can I just recoat this floor?”

This rare shellac alligator pattern is a historic relic. In the earliest part of the last century, shellac was readily available and commonly used on floors, but it was always coated with a layer of paste wax. But shellac isn’t a great wood protector and maintaining...

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