I'm in the process of sanding and refinishing the floors in my house and its been going great until early yesterday. The wood in one or two of the rooms is splintering and destroying the sanding pads. I've done some searching on the internets and haven't seen much that was helpful. The wood in question is original to the house (1920) and I believe is Long Leaf Pine.
What might be causing the splintering and is there any way to deal with it other than replacing the wood or carpeting over it (NOT my first choice.)
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