Equipment for Wood Flooring2024-03-08T20:26:34+00:00

Belt Sanders

Belt sanders are the backbone of any sanding job. Belt sanders are designed to rip off the hardwood flooring finish and get the floor mostly flat. Belt machines are also called “big machines” and significantly impact how the finished product looks for a floor. When using a belt sander, you need to check for clean wheels, a good drum, and reliable power, and you are good to go.


Edgers are designed to get into small spaces, up to the edges by walls and under toe kicks. The right hardwood flooring edger can quickly get into corners and up to the base, making the project more manageable. Edgers are time savers and significantly impact the job’s quality and the craftsman’s workload. There are various edger styles on the market, and many companies utilize different machine styles to finish a single job based on the needs for the job.

Planetary Sanders

Planetary sanders are designed to flatten your hardwood flooring project and prepare it for finishing. Planetary sanders have been around for a long time, but the newer designs have changed the market. Planetary sanders utilize multiple heads of sandpaper to flatten the floor. As a result, planetary sanders produce flat, clean floors. Many companies have replaced traditional buffers, and many contractors find that planetary sanders are easier to use and deliver superior results.

lagler trio


Pallmann Spider



Buffers are versatile machines that can be used for many different applications in wood flooring. For example, buffers are used as a final pass when sanding for inter-coat abrasions, staining, cleaning, and other applications. Buffers have been used on wood floors for years and are one of the most versatile tools in wood flooring. In addition, buffers are one of the only wood flooring tools used throughout the project.


Nailers are an essential tool in any hardwood flooring installation. Rustic Wood Floor Supply offers a great selection of wood flooring nailers. Different flooring nailers are used in different applications. We recommend purchasing a nailer with rollers when getting a new nailer, this makes the nailing process much less strenuous. A quaiulty nail gun can last years. With proper maintenance nailers shouldn’t need many repairs but if something does break it can be easily repaired.

Equipment FAQ’s

The glue is so easy to use – does that mean it is not sticky?2024-03-08T16:41:38+00:00

No, just because it is easier to spread does not mean it is less sticky. The beauty of a Silane based glue for flooring is that is moves with the wood and is extremely sticky without ruining the wood flooring if it touches it.

Can these Silane glues work with hardwood, engineered and LVP floors?2024-03-08T16:42:35+00:00

Yes, the Silane glues we sell work for all the products that we sell.

What width does Silane based glues allow you to glue down?2024-03-08T16:42:21+00:00

Different glues allow for different widths. It is recommended to check the label and buy accordingly. Each of our glues has the width rating listed on their respective pages. Some of the glues allow unlimited width.

How do you clean Silane based glues?2024-03-08T16:42:06+00:00

It is recommended to clean the glue droppings/mess up within 45 min as it is not skinned over yeat and has yet to bond to anything. The easiest way to do this is with a damp cloth.

What is Saline Glue?2024-03-08T16:41:55+00:00

Silane glue is a very popular hardwood flooring glue that is considered “new” generation of glues. These glues offer no need to mix, dry fast and have awesome elasticity. Typically these glues have a skin time of 4-60 min and a full cure time of 18-24 hours. We recommend Silane glues from pallmann and loba as they work well in our climate to allow movement without sheering the glue to board bond.

More About Saline Based Glues

Modified silanes adhesives were developed and launched in Japan during the 80’s, due to the great advantage of these elastic adhesive compared to polyurethane adhesives, its use is highly increase both Europe and America markets.

Modified silanes are one component adhesives which react and cure under the action of moisture, during its curing process by polycondensation this type of adhesives emit methanol and once cured acquire elastic properties and typical strength of an elastomeric material.

Depending on the chemical backbone or resin composition of the adhesive, on the market exist two types of modified silanes:

  • Polyether modified silanes
  • Polyurethane modified silanes

Polyether modified silanes are less resistent and more elastic compare with polyurethane modified silanes, latter are also known as hybrid polyurethanes.

Typical properties of modified silanes adhesives

Mechanical characteristics:

  • Are elastic and flexible material
  • Tensile strength between 1 and 4 MPa, there silane modified based epoxy that can reach 8 Mpa.
  • Maximum elongation of 100% to 300%.

Chemical properties:

  • Very good resistance to ultraviolet.
  • They can be painted, even shortly be applied (wet on wet).
  • Adhere to a wide range of materials (metal, ceramic and plastic) without primers or activators.
  • Not contain isocyanates, improving health job.
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