If you are in the process of refinishing hardwood floors, you may be considering what type of sanding belt to use. One popular option is the Norton Red Heat sanding belt. These belts are available in two sizes: 8 inches and 7-7/8 inches by 29-1/2 inches. The 8-inch belts are designed specifically for use with 8-inch belt sander machines.
But what makes Norton Red Heat sanding belts stand out from the competition? One key feature is the use of ceramic mineral. This mineral is consistently even and helps to prevent deep, random scratches on the wood surface. In contrast, other brands may use cheaper minerals that can break down unevenly and leave visible scratches on the floor.
If you want to achieve a smooth, professional finish on your hardwood floors, the Norton Red Heat sanding belt is definitely worth considering. Its consistent, high-quality performance will help you get the job done right.
Norton 8″ Red Heat Sanding Belts Advantages
- Ceramic material
- Consistent scratch pattern
- Long lasting
- Cloth backing for long use
Norton Red Heat 8″ Sanding Belts Help & FAQ’s
Think of orange blaze as specifically for ripping stuff off the wood or flattening wood quickly. Red heat generally does not do as much “work” to the finish or wood but produces less scratches on the floor. Red heat is a overall good belt that works for every application – orange blaze is not meant for final sanding.
Depends what you are talking about. However, if you are looking for the best scratch on a floor – Norton offers the best pure ceramic on the market. Most companies grain is inconsistent and leaves random scratches as the grains are all different sizes.
The cloth backing is thick and holds together well. The belt sandpaper will wear faster than the belt cloth backing. The good thing with a thickbacking is it ensures your tracking is good throughout the whole sanding process.
Absolutely, these belts are premium belts with thick backing. If you are having any tracking issues, check out your upper roller.