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Refurb of existing parquet - trio or belt sander?

Discussion in 'Floors, Stairs and Lofts' started by hoyboy, 1 Feb 2008.

  1. hoyboy

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    I've a parquet floor that's not been looked after at all. it's pretty filthy - coved in plaster dust (from a re-skim of ceilings), general dirt and grim and also tile adhesive in some places. However, it's otherwise in pretty good nick. Two tiles are loose but I can glue them down easily. I'm going to sand it, fill it and hard wax oil it.

    My question... should I use a trio sander or a continuous belt sander?
     
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    Hard to say in this case, it depends on how much muck there is and how easy it will be to sand it off.
    If easy: trio-sander all the way
    If not easy: belt sander first (grit 40 or 60) to remove the old dirt and finish layer, then follow with the trio sander with grit 80 and grit 120
     
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    Wow - that was quick. Thanks!

    Can you recommend a good hire company - for London!? There doesn't seem to be too much muck on it - I'll clean as best I can before I start and probably go with the Trio. Although I don't know how long it's been neglected with no oil or varnish etc. A little worried it'll be badly stained since it's had nothing to protect it for years....
     
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    And that was pure chance ;)
     
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