DIYNetwork.com explains how to sand a hardwood floor using three different types of sanders..Are your wood floors lo.ng tired? Learn how to refinish wood floors without sanding down to bare wood with this step by step guide from This Old House..
Sanding your hardwood floors takes three sessions with progressively lighter grit sandpaper. To begin, use a co grit, then a medium grit and finally a fine grit. For flat floors, use a random orbital sander. This sander is easier to handle than a drum sander and eliminates directional scratches..Order of Work The direction of sanding will depend on the floor s condition. If it is fairly flat, it may be possible simply to use the sander up and down the boards grain. If the floor is uneven, or has a very thick coating of paint or varnish, start across the grain. Sanding at a right angle to boards may damage them, so sand at .Sanding hardwood floors is a tough job, and there are just some projects you don t want to DIY. things to consider before you start refinishing..