Re: Reuse engineer flooring
I would use the stationary sander to remove the existing finish, then install, finish sand in place, stain, seal. The reason for this is that there will be irregularities in the floor as it's installed, so if you want a perfectly smooth floor you'll have to sand it in place. Second issue with prefinishing is that you would undoubtedly get sealer over the edges of the T&G interlocks which will create gaps. You could remill the edges after the finish is applied, but that's a whole bunch more work. It would be easier to finish in place.
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