Checkerboard Hardwood Floor

Old 05-28-03, 01:09 PM
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Question Checkerboard Hardwood Floor

I have removed the carpet from my home that was built in 1956 to discover the original checkerboard hardwood floors are in great shape. As far as I can tell, all it needs is enough sanding to remove the old finish and then refinish. However, I am concerned about the sanding. If I use a drum sander, won’t this cause unsightly sanding marks in the pieces that are sanded across the grain? Is there a special sander for these floors?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Old 06-03-03, 02:48 PM
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Yes there are sanders made to do the job you need done. One is a 3DS fine finish sander, it has three round sanding discs mounted on the front. This machine will probably be hard to locate at a rental store. The other is an orbital sander, this machine uses it's weight and it vibrates the square sanding pads along the floor. This is usually is available for rent at a rental store. Then a buffer could be used as well. Ask your nearest rental store and they can help you as well with instructions and recomendations.

Good Luck!


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Old 06-04-03, 04:02 AM
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We do many of these older floor and we sand them the way we sand parquet with three cuts. 2 at 45deg and one with. Goto for full inst. on parquet sanding


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