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Types of  floor sanders for hire

Types of Floor Sanders for Hire

Date posted: 4 November 2011

Types of  Floor Sanders for Hire

There is nothing that adds the natural look of beauty to a home than beautifully sanded floors which other floor types can struggle to achieve. The pain staking tasks of floor sanding is now made a lot easier with the abundance of floor sanders for hire which not only helps the DIY enthusiasts achieve these goals themselves but the cost of hiring a floor sander far out ways the costs of getting a company in sand the floors for you.  The main types of Floor sanders available for hire include drum floor sanders, orbital floor sanders, square floor sanders and edging floor sanders.

  1. Drum Floor Sanders

    These are the most common used floor sanders for hire and are designed to use replaceable sand paper which is wrapped around the drum and rotates in a fast manner hence sanding the floor. These are popular because they allow the user to sand an area of the floor quickly with a minimal of fuss. The different grades of sand paper available to use with a drum floor sander allow you to dictate the strength of sanding motion whilst still being able to achieve a nice base finish. The Drum Sander is ideal for sanding larger spaces like lounges , bedrooms and large kitchens.

    One thing to note though is given the strength of the drum floor sanders, care needs to be had to move them quickly or you could end up with uneven floor or gouges out the wood if pressure is applied unevenly . Also you need to sand the floor along the grain , not across it or you would end up with scratches in the wood.
     
  2. Orbital Floor Sanders

    The Orbital Floor sander if a hand held device that will rotate the floor sander in small circular motions to sand the floor. These small floor sanders are ideal for the smaller trickier place to sand such as entrance halls or narrow hallways. The advantage of hiring a orbital floor sander is that it doesn’t leave any scratches in the word and no part of the sandpaper goes over the same area twice. These are ideal for the more confined areas and are popular for refinishing floors.
     
  3. Square Floor Sanders

    The Square Floor Sander is one of the more recent floor sanders available for hire and uses a square shaped pad as opposed to the drum sander. These help achieve a scratch less finish and are ideal for reaching the difficult areas of a room to sand such as the edges of walls etc where they can sand to within an inch of a wall. The only draw back from using a square floor sander is the time it takes to do the job. We have a large selection of square floor sanders for hire to help you achieve your goal.
     
  4. Floor Edging Sanders

    The Floor edging sander for hire is normally used along with the Drum sander as they can reach the difficult areas to sand that a drum sander cannot reach. Their shape and size make them ideal for sanding areas close to walls and corners. You can either hire an floor edging sander individually or as part of package with other floor sanders depending on task at hand.
     

Floor Sanding Tips

  • Clear the room before doing any floor sanding and make sure you hammer down all nails first or they will rip the sandpaper when you sand.
  • Always remove the sanded shavings before re sanding an area again.
  • Drum Sanders- Never apply to much pressure , let the floor sander do the work and simply sand in straight lines. Never go across the grain of the wood grain will scratch.
  • Hand held Sanders- Apply an even pressure and move the sander in small circular motions.
  • Always wear a Safety mask when sanding and ear protectors.
  • You are trying to achieve a nice even finish so they best rule of thumb to take your time and don’t rush.


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