Hello, i need advice should i try sand this wooden floor or not?

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Old 08-24-13, 03:35 PM
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Hello, i need advice should i try sand this wooden floor or not?

Hello this how looks my wooden floor, its about 16 square meters large. The wooden floor has 2 mm paint on it.

Im considering to rent hummel sander and do heavy sanding on it i think i need to sand around 5 mm or even 6 mm.

Planks are all 4 cm thick.

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Old 08-24-13, 04:40 PM
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Welcome to the forums! fill out your profile so we can know where you are from. What are these floors made of? What caused them to come into such a sad state of repair?
 
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Old 08-24-13, 04:56 PM
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Okay im not entirly sure but i think the wood is spruce or pine three. The sad state became, because i winterized under floor. I needed to take off all the floor and also the paint was old some 20 years or more even.
 
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Old 08-24-13, 05:54 PM
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So the brown stuff on top is paint.....a lot of it? Most likely you will need a drum type sander and quite a bit of sanding belts to go with it, as the paint will probably clog up the belts quickly.
 
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Correct its the paint around 2 mm or more
 
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I agree a drum sander is your best bet. They aren't overly diy friendly but any other type of sander would take for ever. Do you plan to paint or stain/poly the floors when you are done sanding?
 
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Old 08-25-13, 04:44 AM
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When the sanding is done i belive im gonna varnish or use some light colored flooring oil. Anyone knows how many sanding belts i would need 16 square meters
 
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I rarely do any floor sanding so I really couldn't answer that hopefully someone else will be able to give an educated guess. The rental places around here will buy back any leftover unused sanding belts/disks you buy from them. You'll want to start out with a fairly coarse grit and finish up with something finer. The coarse grit will cut faster but you need the fine to sand out the scratches from the coarse.
 
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Old 08-26-13, 04:20 PM
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Are you positive that is not just an old pine tongue and groove subfloor with paint on it? The way that one piece is broken (and the fibers in it) makes me think its pine.

Can you check if there is a subfloor layer under it like plywood or tongue and groove planks?
 
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