For sanding a hardwood floor, you need some heavy-duty equipment. I have sanded floors in 3 homes now using a rented drum sander and edger sander for the perimeters - this is a beast of a machine and great care needs to be taken not to gouge the floor. You ease the sander down as you are moving it and ease it back up. There are also heavy duty orbital sanders you can rent that are not as aggressive as the drum sander, but might work for you - you will find this orbital sander to be a lot easier to handle and you won't gouge like a drum sander. You may want the orbital sander even if you are using the drum as you can finish sand before coating and also sand between coats. A lot of what I say is summarized in the video linked below. As a final note, the corners can not be sanded by the edger so you will have to sand by hand or with help of a small square hand palm sander.
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Last edited by Drywallinfo; 08-11-2013 at 07:52 AM.