Reusing 3/4″ Oak flooring
I’m looking at reusing some oak flooring that a local building recycler is selling. Would there be any advantage to running the flooring through a thickness sander to strip the finish prior to installing and than finish sanding once the floor is in place, compared to just doing a more intense sanding after installation?
My thought on using the thickness sander is that it would guarantee that all of the stain was removed from the wood before installing and might help with ensuring better color and grain matching across the new floor. It will add a step though and might end up reducing the total thickness of the floor more than just doing one sanding after installation.
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