shoult i use a drum or orbital sander

  This is a very common question people have when trying to decide how much firepower to bring to bear on their floors. The question actually demonstrates a lack of understanding of the process, which we will get into a bit. Sanding hardwood floors with an orbital or finishing sander can take significantly longer than … Continued

how long does it take to sand a floor

Planning to sand and refinish hardwood floors is tough, without knowing how long it takes to sand a floor. The answer to this question might surprise you! As a general rule, it takes 4-7 hours to sand a wooden floor in an average-sized room. People with less experience may take 50 to 100% longer. Many … Continued

can you sand and refinish hardwood floors yourself

Of course you can. The only question, really, is how good that sanding and finishing is going to be. No one can do something for the first time and be as good as someone that has been doing it for 5-10-20 years. With that in mind, do as much research as you can.  


Finally! I recorded this parquet floor restoration video a while ago. I have had it professionally edited, and it’s finally up. Unfortunately, the video quality is not the best. I am going to be buying a new camera so I can have higher-quality selfie-style videos. This floor was an iroko herringbone parquet floor, which has … Continued

Festool Rotex RO 150 review

Festool are known for their high prices. In some cases, I believe these prices are unjustified. With the Festool Rotex RO150, this is definitely one of those occasions! I recently spent a few hundred pounds on the Festool jigsaw and I ended up using my £60 jigsaw, which didn’t cut straight, instead of my new Festool … Continued


[VIDEO BELOW] Hardwood floor refinishing is a subject that is fairly misunderstood. The mistake people make is in thinking its an easy straightforward process. “All it comes down to is applying sandpaper to wood and then applying a finish,” goes the thinking, “how hard could it be”. On the contrary sanding and refinishing hardwood floors … Continued

how to paint hardwood floors

Today, there is a growing trend for painting hardwood floors. Unfortunately there is another trend that correlates with this rise. That second trend is a rise in meteoric mess-ups as DIY home improvers take on this task themselves. Fortunately for the amateur wise enough to do a search on the internet first, these are fairly … Continued

sanding hardwood floors by hand title

As I have said many times before sanding hardwood floors by hand can be a lot of hard work. Hard work that can be alleviated with the use of a floor sander. With that said, I have now spoken to way too many people that will be sanding their floors by hand no matter what. So it … Continued


Hello! Been a while since I have posted on here so it’s about time I made a post. This time it’s concerning something that I think quite often scares people when they are trying to sand their floors. That is sparks coming out from under the machine, whether the floor sander or the edge sander. … Continued

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