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Forum topic by JohnChung posted 06-02-2014 01:57 PM 533 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JohnChung

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06-02-2014 01:57 PM

Please share your experience with repairing parquet flooring. I have tried to use a cabinet scrapers and ROS with removing parquet coating and found it to be very difficult. The ROS was ineffective as it was gum up while
the cabinet scraper was killing my back.

Should I just accept the fact that a professional machine for flooring is needed for removing the coating from the old parquet?


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Mark Shymanski

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#1 posted 06-06-2014 01:43 AM

A ROS is more for finishing in my view. A belt sander ir better yet a commercial floor sander is what you need. Personally I’d replace the parquet as I just don ‘t like parquet flooring LOL!

-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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TheFridge

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#2 posted 06-06-2014 01:52 AM

Belt sander. Or flooring sander

-- "We build our workshops. Then we enjoy the fruits of our labor by laboring for more fruits." - Me

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JohnChung

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#3 posted 06-06-2014 06:26 AM

Looks like I need a belt sander on the purchase list. Thanks guys.

@Mark I think u are right with ROS. It is more for a finishing tool. Rate of removal is too slow.

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HerbC

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#4 posted 06-07-2014 06:43 AM

You’ll get done faster and cheaper by renting a commercial grade floor sander. It takes a light touch but it will get the job done quickly.

-- Herb, Florida - Here's why I close most messages with "Be Careful!" http://lumberjocks.com/HerbC/blog/17090

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Texcaster

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#5 posted 06-07-2014 07:44 AM

Gustave Caillebotte’s ” The Floor Scrapers “

The Galoot method, video towards the bottom of page.

http://notestothemilkman.wordpress.com/2012/04/23/gustave-caillebottes-the-floor-scrapers-1875/

-- Bill....... I listen very closely to the timber and then impose my will.

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#6 posted 06-07-2014 12:45 PM

A scraper will work well (it’s the traditional way to do it). But not a cabinet scraper. An ordinary paint scraper can do OK, as long as you keep it sharpened, or get the carbide blades. Lee Valley sells a ball joint scraper that I’ve never used but that looks good. I’ve done small floor areas this way (a closet, a very small hall) but would rent a floor sander if I had anything much larger to do.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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