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What are the different types of Wood Floor Sanding?

Posted on July 7th, 2011 In: Blog, Floor Sanding Services Blogs

Wood Floor SandingIf you want your wood flooring to look brand new wood flooring sanding is the way to go. First of all, it is very important to identify the type of sanding you home would need.

Tools involved in wood floor sanding

The most common traditional sander used is the drum sander. It is powerful and effective, but needs to be handled very carefully and raises a lot of dust. The disc floor or edger sander and the orbital floor sander are easier to handle and can cover a larger area at a time. These sanders also come attached with a dust bag which collects the dust from wood floor sanding. Another option is also hand sanding with sandpaper for those unreachable corners.

Wood floor sanding for different wood flooring

It must be noted that sanding removes a miniscule layer of wood from the surface of the flooring. Different types of flooring require different types of wood floor sanding. On thinner flooring like veneer and laminate flooring orbital and edger sanders are used along with hand sanding. For solid and engineered wood flooring which is uneven traditional drum sanders may be used.

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