Good morning Dominick. I’ve been watching you video about hardwood floor sanding. It is so well done. I work at Home-Depot, tool rental, near Montreal, Canada. I’ve done my 2 story floor made of mosaic using the big rectangular sander. Excellent job but very slow. I used that sander to prevent mosaic to come off.
Now I will do my 1st floor made of 3/4 of an inch maple, sanded only one time when my house was built. Still have near 3/4 in of floor. I will use our Clark belt sander, and for leveling the floor, our U-sand orbital the same you used. the same you are using. My question is should I start with a 60 grit on drum sander ? I bought an Aspenite ( chip wood ) sheet and I practiced on my car drive way. It went fine with a 60 grit. My floor is not that bad. couples of medium scratch less than 1/8 inches. I feel 36 would be a bit rough since it would be my 1st time using drum sander. I prefer going 2 times on 60 instead and then, using the 4 disk orbital with100 grit and 120 to end the job as the finish product manufacturer is asking. Latex based Saman Extreme. It contains aluminum oxide for durability. The same I used on my 2nd floor and stairways.
Thank you for taking time to give an answer and keep-on your good work.
When it’s calm at work, IM practicing to operate the sander, unplugged for sure ! It will be ok !
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