06:31PM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 07/31/04
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I recently moved into a house with hardwood floors covered in carpet. I tore out the carpet and pad and found pine hardwood under it. I know I'll need to rent a sander, preferably a belt sander, but I'm unsure how to complete the resurfacing.

Can anyone point me in the right direction?


Red Anjin


07:51PM | 08/01/04
Member Since: 07/01/03
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Pine is a softwood. In very old homes it may have been used as a finish floor, but more often it is a subfloor. Does it show signs of ever having been finished?

If you are going to sand this floor, I recommend you look into renting the square orbital floor sander. It can be used with 60 grit for initial stripping and surfacing, and finished up with 120 or finer to finish. The drum floor sander is usually too aggressive for a DIY user and particularly for pine flooring which can be sanded easily.
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