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What kind of sander should I use on hardwood floors?

What kind of sander should I use on hardwood floors?

drum sander
The drum sander is the real workhorse of hardwood floor sanding. It is a massive piece of equipment, too heavy for most people to lift—two people are required to carry it.

What is the best grit for sanding wood floors?

Start with 36-grit sandpaper for a floor that hasn’t been sanded in a long time or that has a lot of heavy finish on it. Floors that have been painted may even require you to go tougher and use 24 or 16-grit paper. Maple floors are so hard that they often require 36-grit sandpaper as well.

Is a belt sander good for sanding hardwood floors?

A belt sander will make stripping and sanding the floor quick and easy. A belt sander for finishing a wood floor should be a hand-held one so you can move the tool around on the surface of the floor. Belt sanders will do a good job of leveling out the floor and preparing it for a finer sand.

How do you refinish hardwood floors Bona?

The Process

  1. Step 1 – Sand to Bare Wood. Sand to bare wood using Bona’s innovative sanding equipment, abrasives and dust containment systems.
  2. Step 2 – Apply Sealer, Stain, or Craft Oil. Apply either Bona Sealer, Bona DriFast® Stain, or Bona Craft Oil® 2K to achieve the desired look.
  3. Step 3 – Finish Application.

Can you sand uneven hardwood floors?

If you have really, really uneven floorboards, you could start by sanding (with the large drum sander) diagonally to the floorboards to even things out and then move on to sanding in the direction of the boards. As a general rule, you always sand with the grain of the wood.

Can I sand my own hardwood floors?

Sanding wood floors is a time consuming but relatively easy procedure. Sanding wood floors & refinishing yourself will definitely save money, and even an inexperienced homeowner can likely do a better job than the lowest bidding handyperson who quotes on it.

Is Bona a good floor finish?

Bona Traffic Review Results are mostly very good or very bad with a just a few ratings in between. In one survey, Bona Traffic received 5-star ratings from 66% of more than 40 reviewers. They comment that the flooring looks gorgeous, has a tough layer of protection and remains resistant to scratches.

How long does it take bona traffic to cure?

approximately 3 days
CURING: The curing process takes approximately 3 days (80% cured after 1 day, 100% after 3 days). The floor may be w alked on after 24 hours but remains susceptible to scuffing or marring until completely cured.

Why do my hardwood floors look wavy?

As wood absorbs moisture, it can swell. When hardwood flooring swells too much, individual boards will start to push out around the edges and be higher than the center—creating an indentation that runs the length of the board that gives it a “wavy” appearance.