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  • DA or Rotary for sanding wood floor ?

    i know this in the car detailing section but thought i`de ask anyway .

    in the room we got real wood flooring that comes with years of guarantee ect and from memory can be sanded upto 5 times ,
    now i`m good at diy but never sanded wooden floor before , i have a rotary and a DA and i know they can be used for sanding .

    what i`m wanting is which polisher would be best along with details on sanding discs , again i know there avaliable but have no idea where to look for them and which ones to get , also any tips and advice is most welcome ,

    cheers

    Daz

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    better and quicker to hire industrial one for the day wouldnt imagine the expensive.....
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jigger View Post
      better and quicker to hire industrial one for the day wouldnt imagine the expensive.....
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      • #4
        looks like a trip to HSS then lol . i`ll go in works uniform and get discount so alls not lost .

        tbh this was my 1st plan , hire a machine but then got thinking of using the polishers i`ve got to save money but i suppose to hire one for the day won`t cost much

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        • #5
          If you just want to give the floor a light sanding and then re-seal you would be best off using your random orbital DA which will be hook and loop discs. Im not sure of the condition of your floor, how marked it is, any cupping of the boards etc but depending on this you can work through the grits starting at say 80 - 100g and work up to 180 for a nice finish. Its a floor so the standard of finish is up to you, some people want it finished like a piece of furniture.

          If its bad you may be best doing the above and going more industrial
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          • #6
            Industrial is the way to go, do it properly once, job done

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            • #7
              Originally posted by VXRALEX View Post
              If you just want to give the floor a light sanding and then re-seal you would be best off using your random orbital DA which will be hook and loop discs. Im not sure of the condition of your floor, how marked it is, any cupping of the boards etc but depending on this you can work through the grits starting at say 80 - 100g and work up to 180 for a nice finish. Its a floor so the standard of finish is up to you, some people want it finished like a piece of furniture.

              If its bad you may be best doing the above and going more industrial
              it`s not bad , just a few light scuff marks here and there from moving funiture about . it`s been down about 7/8 years now and tbh still looks very good ,

              i`ll be honest when i say thiss but you lost me on the cupping and 80 - 100g bit . if you could post a link on what sanding discs to buy that would be great . i won`t need to remove much but any tips on wat to apply after sanding would also be greatfull , jobs like this i normally ask at local diy store but the advice they give isn`t always best .

              cheers

              Daz

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              • #8
                Rotary would burn holes in the Varnish

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                • #9
                  http://www.hss.com/g/5412/Floor-Sander-240v.html

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                  • #10
                    Would this do ?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Daz View Post
                      it`s not bad , just a few light scuff marks here and there from moving funiture about . it`s been down about 7/8 years now and tbh still looks very good ,

                      i`ll be honest when i say thiss but you lost me on the cupping and 80 - 100g bit . if you could post a link on what sanding discs to buy that would be great . i won`t need to remove much but any tips on wat to apply after sanding would also be greatfull , jobs like this i normally ask at local diy store but the advice they give isn`t always best .

                      cheers

                      Daz
                      Cupping of the boards is when expansion has occured as all natural wood floors will do. The boards may cup ie not flat across the grain when an insuffient expansion gap has been left around the perimeter of the room. Put a steel rule across the floor and check how flat the boards are. This will tell you how much sanding willl need to be done to sort out this problem. As for your discs measure the base of your sander and count the amount of dust extraction holes and this is what discs you need. They can be bought from screwfix etc and I would start with a 100 grit and go from there.

                      I have just finished laying an oak floor for a client and they wanted a floor sealant applied. They chose a product with a 40% sheen which is very nice, and this comes as a two part product, laquer and hardner. This can be purchased from a company called Morells which specialise in wood finishes and are very knowledgeable, so should give you some good advice. These finishes are very hard wearing, but can be quite expensive.
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                      • #12
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by VXRALEX View Post
                          Cupping of the boards is when expansion has occured as all natural wood floors will do. The boards may cup ie not flat across the grain when an insuffient expansion gap has been left around the perimeter of the room. Put a steel rule across the floor and check how flat the boards are. This will tell you how much sanding willl need to be done to sort out this problem. As for your discs measure the base of your sander and count the amount of dust extraction holes and this is what discs you need. They can be bought from screwfix etc and I would start with a 100 grit and go from there.

                          I have just finished laying an oak floor for a client and they wanted a floor sealant applied. They chose a product with a 40% sheen which is very nice, and this comes as a two part product, laquer and hardner. This can be purchased from a company called Morells which specialise in wood finishes and are very knowledgeable, so should give you some good advice. These finishes are very hard wearing, but can be quite expensive.
                          cheers for the reply and quick lesson in cupping , and thanks for pointing me in the right direction , much apprecited

                          many thnaks

                          Daz

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