You can so sand your own floor.

We can help you refinish wood floors yourself!

When I bought my first house, plenty of well-intentioned people were eager to offer me advice. But the advice I most remember came from my first boss.

He assured me that, I could handle any home handywoman project, with one bright, shining exception: never, ever try to sand your own hardwood floor.

But if you’re reading this, you are neither ignorant nor overconfident, because you are researching the process of how to refinish wood floors yourself before you begin.

You can do a great refinishing job, even as a first-time do-it-yourselfer, if you plan your job and get some instruction first. This is where Pete’s Hardwood Floors comes in.

You can rent floor sanders all over Minneapolis/St. Paul area. But we are the only ones who offer a free, hands-on, personal lesson with every equipment rental.

Knowledge is power. You’ve got this!

You get a free lesson if you rent equipment from Pete’s store in St. Paul, MN! Sand your wood floors yourself – with help.

Our lesson is not just reviewing the low-budget training video that came with the sander, no. This training takes place on a real hardwood floor with the very machine you will rent at our storefront at 186 Fairview Avenue North in St. Paul MN.

It is taught by an actual hardwood flooring contractor and will address the particular floor project that you are facing (I encourage you to bring in photos of your actual floor, and at the very least I will make you draw me a floor plan of your job).

Look, we’re not promising to turn you into a flooring professional with one lesson.

But we can assure you that 60 minutes running an actual sander is better than any amount of advice from your ‘helpful’ neighbors. Or from the internet.

  • The information we share with you is backed up by our past and ongoing experience as hardwood flooring contractors.
  • The techniques we teach are the techniques we use, learned from experience and mistakes since 1993.
  • The products we sell are the products we apply on floors for customers every week and we have a reason for choosing every single one (and we can tell you about the three products we won’t carry because they didn’t work—don’t get me started on flooring bleach).

Even if you’re not sure whether you want to hire someone or try to refinish your wood floor yourself, feel free to bring photos and measurements of your project – we can talk you through all the steps and help you come to a decision.

So stop by our cute shop in the Minneapolis/St. Paul MN area and talk to us, or shop online. Knowledge is power, my friends. Sand on.

Kadee, the Sander Rental Goddess

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Another happy Pete’s customer

"We couldn't have been more impressed with Pete's. Their professionalism, product and overall care of their customers is why I am writing.

I thought Kadee did a fantastic job training us on the equipment we rented from Pete's, and she didn't let us leave unless she felt comfortable that we knew what we were doing. We even ended up calling her back several times for advice, which she generously gave."

Buy online, or stop by our cute store in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Pete's sells supplies online across the continental U.S., and rents equipment to Minneapolis/St. Paul DIYers. Our store at 186 Fairview Avenue North in St. Paul, MN is at the corner of Fairview and Selby.

It's just the cutest sander rental shop you'll ever visit. Call us at 651-698-5888.

Store hours:

  • Monday - Friday: 8:30-5
  • Saturday: 8:30-3
  • Sunday: Closed