Random Orbital Sander
The best machine for do-it-yourself floor sanding is a random orbital sander with a large rectangular base, such as the one shown here. I've found that Clarke-American random orbital sanders, outfitted with large rectangular pads, to be the easiest to use. They are available at most home centers in the rental department.
Sander Base Pads
Sander Abrasive Sheets
Abrasive sheets attach to the pads. When you lower the machine to the floor, it is imperative that it be running at full speed. Also, it's important not to move it too quickly across the floor surface. Above all, never turn the machine off while it is resting on the floor.
Orbital Palm Sander
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