What is a drum sander & a belt sander, and what are they used for?

What is a drum sander?

A drum sander is a power tool that is generally usually used to sand flat surfaces, such as wooden floors. The cylindrical wheel (drum) has an abrasive material such as sandpaper attached to its surface, and the drum is moved at speed by an electric motor in order to sand the surface.

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Sanding Wooden Floors Cost: How much money goes into DIY floor sanding

Floor sanding is a simple way to touch up worn down and damaged hardwood floors without removing their rustic charm. But getting this done professionally can seem like a pricey option for those who are hoping for a more affordable way to give their floors some much-needed renovation.

Do It Yourself floor sanding is always an option, and if you are willing to rub in the elbow grease and put in the extra effort, it could be a much more cost-effective option. But how much, exactly, are the DIY floor sanding costs that you’ll have to expect?

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Benefits of Floor Sanding

You may wonder if the cost and trouble of sanding your floors are worth the effort. Sanding your floors is well worth the effort. As a homeowner, this is one of the simple home improvements you can make.

Erases the Signs of Wear and Tear

As time goes by your beautiful hardwood flooring will start to show signs of wear. Furniture moving across the floor, tons of traffic walking across the floor, and the temperature changes over the years will dull the shine and make the floors start to look old and tired.
The beauty of hardwood is that it can be sanded and sealed again, and the boards will look as good as they did when they were first installed. Laminate flooring imitates the look of hardwood, but when laminate gets worn it must be replaced. When hardwood gets worn it simply needs some tender loving care.

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