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Old 05-19-2019, 03:21 PM   #1
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Hello. I want to refinish my hardwood floor. Its an engineered wood so I started with orbital sander however it was to soft for my finish, than I rented a drum sander and I am not satisfied with the results that I'm getting. It took me 3h already and I only done less than 60 sq ft (940 sq ft left). I used 80>60>36 grit paper but the 36 cut through too much wood on the very edge. I have to move back and forth at turtle speed at least 3 times to get the finish off. It's nothing as it shows on youtube. I used 3 sand papers already. Is the sander defective?
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Old 05-19-2019, 04:55 PM   #2
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Re: Sanding floor with drum sander


Engineered wood typically has a very hard finish on it, often aluminum oxide.

It also often has a very thin wear layer, so be careful not to sand through that.
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Late to reply. Is the drum flat? There may be adjustment you can make to the drum angle/low/high. But the sanded parts show that the flooring is not even. Traditional floor is installed then sanded so the surface is ready made for another sanding, even minor cupping or such can be repaired, but by over-sanding. I forget what you said before about how the floor was installed, but stapling would have followed the subfloor as closely as possible. If glued or lock-floating, even if the floor looks flat, it is not. Each piece of the flooring would have dips and valleys.
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Old 05-21-2019, 03:09 PM   #4
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I agree with stick\shift. Be careful with this.
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