Different Types Of Sanders Available
There are two (2) main types of floor sanders that you can hire to use for carrying out DIY sanding at home on your wooden floorboards as well as parquet type floors.
1) The first type of tool is the upright electric drum sander.
This is the most common type of power tool that is used for carrying our floor sanding.
This tool has a fast rotating drum that spins round, attached to it is sandpaper, and it is this action that then sands away the top surface of old wooden flooring. This tool is straight forward to use but does need a little effort to use correctly. Most users after 5 mins to 10 mins in operating time will get the hang of how to control and manoeuvre it correctly.
2) The second type of tool is the edger sander.
This is a far smaller tool that is used at low level. As the name suggests it is used for sanding floors right up to the edge of the room, including next to skirting boards, door frames, mouldings, and architraves. It reaches into areas that the larger upright drum sander tool cannot.