Using TheOrbital Floor Sander On Old Hardwood Floors


We have fir floors and they have been sanded as many time as they can be. The floors are now worn and need something done to them soon, (it is in the middle of winter and we live in the Northeast.) Have you any recommendations for putting a strong finish, (we have animals) and we have to be able to walk on it in two or three hours. Have you any recomendations? And is this a possibilty? Thank You!! Happy New Year



Dear Les

You may not be able to sand the floor, but you can remove all the old finish with a chemical stripper, for more about this please read my article on this in the Floored News section.

You may be able instead, to save the old finish, do various tests on the old finish as suggested in the second part of the floor maintenance article in the same section. And lastly be sure to read about my thoughts on the Orbital Floor sander in the case in point section.

You see there are many alternatives to just sanding a floor. And by the way if you do intend to strip the floor to the bare wood, and want a fast dry finish read my article on the Dura Seal 1000 water based finish. As always your Most humble servant, Joseph, the Wood Floor Doctor.