Coating wood floor with DuraSeal
Sanding a wood floor
Sanding an old wood floor

You can so sand your own floor.

We have the advice and finishes to help you refinish wood floors yourself.

Our DIY hardwood floor refinishing customers come in two flavors—”I can just do this in an afternoon, right?” and “Everybody tells me I shouldn’t sand my own floors.” The truth lies somewhere in between.

Let us help you understand how big your project really is. Then follow our advice. And choose the right products for your wood floor.

Our Shop carries everything you need for the project—tested and recommended hardwood floor finishes, applicators, wood floor cleaners and even furniture floor protectors for your ‘after’ photo. Knowledge is power, sand on.

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.

We have the advice and tested and recommended hardwood floor products.

Knowledge is power. You’ve got this!

Sander grit sequence
Floor sanding lesson
Sanding lesson room

In the Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN area? You’ll get a free lesson with every 24-hour equipment rental from Pete’s.

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).

Kadee Macey, Hardwood Floor Goddess

Pete’s Bonus Tips

Pete's Hardwood Floor Helpline red button

Get a one-on-one phone consultation with a hardwood flooring expert.

For a small fee of $25, we can provide the wisdom and knowledge that you need to complete your hardwood flooring project.

When you don’t know what you need to do next, that’s when it’s time to call Pete’s Hardwood Floors Help Hotline.

An actual flooring contractor will answer all of your questions!

We have a crack staff with a range of specialties, from carpentry through floor machine maintenance, and we can troubleshoot just about any hardwood flooring mystery thrown our way.

If you are stuck or struggling with your hardwood floor project, one call could save you hours in the long run.

Front of Pete's Hardwood Floors store in St. Paul, MN

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