How to Sand Hardwood Floors With an Oreck Orbiter

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Sand the floor by sweeping the Orbiter over the boards until a layer is removed.
Sand the floor by sweeping the Orbiter over the boards until a layer is removed. (Image: Jupiterimages/Creatas/Getty Images)

Oreck’s Orbiter-model products can be used to refinish, strip, scrub, wax and polish all floor surfaces, as well as deep clean carpets. They can also be used to sand hardwood floors. Twelve different cleaning pads are available, as are sandscreens of differing grits. Sand a hardwood floor with an Oreck Orbiter using Oreck sandscreen discs.

Things You'll Need

  • 100 grit sandscreen disc
  • 80 grit sandscreen disc
  • 60 grit sandscreen disc
  • Drive pad holder
  • Brown scrub pad
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Tack rags

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Insert a 60 grit sandscreen disc under a brown scrub pad. Hold the assembly in place with a pad holder, then sand the floor by sweeping the Orbiter over the boards until a layer is removed. You can identify when the layer is removed because you will see dulling in the finish and sawdust-like residue coating the floor. Vacuum up the residue.

Change the sandscreen disc to 80 grit and repeat the previous step. Vacuum the floor, but this time finish with a tack rag to attract the remaining dust.

Apply the floor finish and allow to the finish to dry by following the instructions on the container. Complete the job by running over the floor with the 100 grit sandscreen disc.

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