Although sanding hardwood floors is a tedious process, this part of the restoration process is the part that can give your floors a classy look. And if you’re looking to refine your hardwood floors, the job shouldn’t be a hassle; All that is required is sufficient knowledge on how to do it correctly.
Note that the tools you will need for sanding are not your usual power tools. You will need to buy these tools from a hardware store or rent them from a tool rental company for a few days. Between buying and renting these sanding tools, go with the rental. Buying them is not profitable if you are going to renew your hardwood floors every few years or so.
The sanding tools you will need are:
Sandpaper of at least three grades (heavy, light and medium)
Masks, glasses, gloves, etc. to protect from dust.
There is good sanding and bad sanding. It is important that you clean the floor thoroughly before you start sanding. There should be no protruding nails and the floor should generally be flat.
First, you need to apply the heaviest sandpaper. Make sure to run the sander across the floor in even movements. Keep in mind that this process takes a little time and requires a lot of energy, so be prepared; Otherwise, you will have severe back pain.
The edges and corners of your hardwood floors are hard to reach, so you’ll have to sand them down with a sanding tools for wood carving.
Be careful that when sanding dust particles fly everywhere, so be sure to wear protective gear when sanding hard floors. Also, close all openings that connect the room you are working with to other rooms in the house.