Updated: May 3
Sanding a hardwood floor is a crucial step in the refinishing process, and choosing the right machine can make all the difference. While belt sanding and hard-plating with a buffer has been a traditional method, the planetary machine like the Lagler Trio offers a superior result. The Lagler Trio, a German-made machine, has become increasingly popular for its unique planetary sanding action. Unlike belt sanding, which only sands in one direction, the Lagler Trio's three rotating discs sand in a planetary motion, ensuring a smooth and even finish. This method is more effective at removing deep scratches, stains, and unevenness in the wood. Ian, the owner of Dayton Hardwood Co in Oakwood, Ohio, swears by the Lagler Trio and uses it on all of his floors. In fact, he was so impressed with the machine that he traveled to Germany last summer to train with the machine's creators. He learned how to use the machine to its fullest potential, resulting in a more efficient and effective sanding process. Compared to traditional methods, the Lagler Trio offers several advantages. First, the planetary sanding action ensures a more even finish, leaving no unsightly swirl marks. Second, the Trio is less aggressive than belt sanding, which can cause wood to become too thin or uneven. Third, the Trio's design allows it to get closer to walls and corners, making it easier to sand the entire room. Overall, the Lagler Trio is the superior choice for sanding hardwood floors. Its unique planetary sanding action, combined with the expertise of professionals like Ian at Dayton Hardwood Co, results in a beautifully finished floor that will last for years to come. So, if you're looking to refinish your hardwood floors, consider the Lagler Trio and experience the difference for yourself.