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Offline VW MICK

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Flooring Question
« on: September 20, 2018, 06:25 AM »

Just need a little advice on refinishing my ground floor flooring

It is 22mm solid oak so sanding isnt an issue. I intend to do the edges with my R/O
and a friend that does floors is going to come over with what he calls a trio ?
to do the main areas

Now my question is Originally the oak boards had a small chamfer all around
which has now after probabbly 15-20 years got very grubby 
How do I sand the chamfer ?
I dont think we are going to sand enough off to lose the chamfer
is it just a case of hands and knees with a block (dont fancy that idea)
Im sure there must be an easy way

any tips on refinishing the floor would be appreciated thanks

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Offline grobkuschelig

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2018, 06:31 AM »
Hi Mick,

I‘m not sure if this is an option, but Fein do make a set of sanding accessories for multitools, that allows you to make quicker work of it, compared to hand sanding at least.

I used this on the garden shed last year, where it went neatly into the tung and groove..

Might be a different thing, when looking at a floor, though.

Offline mrgeigh

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2018, 07:23 AM »
Perhaps a router with a chamfer bit on a guide rail.

Online SRSemenza

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2018, 08:47 AM »
How wide is the chamfer?

   Pull type scraper or LS130?


Offline tjbnwi

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2018, 04:41 PM »
If it is a micro bevel you will probably take it off completely when the floor is sanded.

If not, sandpaper over the edge of a square corner. It won’t take much to sand the area.


Offline Cheese

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2018, 05:37 PM »
My in laws had a prefinished 3/4” thick wood floor installed.  When it was done they hated the small bevel that was around every board. So they hired a floor refinisher that showed up with a Hummel drum sander...problem solved.  [big grin]

Offline Pnw painter

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2018, 11:22 PM »
Ask your buddy for advice. I’m sure he’s dealt with it in the past. It’s also possible that the chamfer won’t be there after your buddy is finished sanding.

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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2018, 11:51 PM »
I wouldn't count on the RO150 or any Festool sander (Maybe an RAS) for doing the edge work after sanding the main parts of the floor. Have your buddy bring over a real edger and get the job done in a reasonable amount of time.

Offline Alanbach

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Re: Flooring Question
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2018, 05:58 PM »
The Trio should get within a 1/4” of the edge so I don’t think that you will need (or want) an edger. The Trio machine looks like a buffer but it is actually a three disc rotary sander unlike a typical floor sander that is a belt sander.