From time to time, wooden plank floors
need to be refinished. Normal wear and tear, to say nothing of dogs and
children, can make a floor's finish look dull. This project is easy enough to
complete as long as you can handle the sander. They are very heavy pieces of
machinery - the platform sander weighs about 125 pounds!
The most important
aspect of this project is the technique used when sanding the floor. If you
aren't careful while sanding, you can seriously damage the floor. You have to
keep the sander moving at an even speed with constant attention to what is
This first step is to asses your floors
and determine how much sanding is necessary. There are two levels of floor
refinishing: The first is where the finish is damaged but the wood beneath is
in good condition. The second is where the finish and the wood are damaged.
The objective for both is the same: removing the damaged material while
preserving as much of the wood flooring as possible. Floors can only be sanded
but so many times before they have to be replaced.
Dust is flying everywhere