Sanding Hardwood Floors for Dummies

hardwood floor sandingWhen your floors are worn out and lost its vibrant,you figured something must be done.Changing the whole hardwood floors for a new one surely will cost a bomb.A cheaper alternative for you to achieve this is none other than sanding hardwood floors.Hardwood sanding might be the best way to refurbish hardwood floors.So,how does one start sanding?

First ,you need a number of sanding equipments to start. You can rent sanders on your local wood flooring manufacturer shops. There are a lot of sander tools available. You’ll need a drum or an orbital sander to start with. Either of the two will do. But for starters, orbital sanders are much preferred. They glide smoothly when you turn them on. Though ,drum sanders are needed for floors with special cases. For example, your floor has imperfections or is severely scratched. Do note that drum sanders are only recommended for those who had experienced in drum sanding. If you are new to sanding, a hand sander will do just fine.Aside from drum sander, orbital sander or hand sander, you will also need an edge sander for  a specific purpose.

In sanding hardwood floor, the first thing to do is to make sure that the hardwood floor is free of dirt, dust or wet surfaces. Clean your floor before you do the sanding process. Make sure you get all the unnecessary debris on the floor before you start with the process.After assuring that the floor is clean, you can now start sanding hardwood floor. When using an orbital sander, just turn it on and everything will go smoothly. On the other hand ,when you are using drum sander be sure to always start with mild swirling before you turn it to full. Sand the hardwood floor in a well-paced pattern. Remember not to let the sander stay in one place for a long time since it will create unnecessary scrape marks. So study proper rhythm—imagine that you are mowing the lawn. It is good if you start from one long side to the other then backwards. Continue until you have completed sanding the entire hardwood floor area.

In sanding hardwood floors, edges at times are left not sanded. This is the reason why we need an edge sander.  This kind of sander is especially made for sanding wall edges and far corners of the hardwood floor.Now ,if you are done with the sanding, turn up your equipments and start cleaning your floor again. Sweep the dust accumulated through sanding. Vacuum the entire floor area and prepare for the next step.Lastly, after sanding hardwood floor and cleaning it, get a good wood stain and coating and brushed it on the newly sanded floor. That will bring back the lost appeal of your hardwood floor.

Bring back the classic look of your hardwood floor when they are worn out due to age. Get those blemishes on the hardwood floor and make it look new once more. Sanding hardwood floors are always a good option to jump into.

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