floor sanding belts

Floor Sanding Belts for Drum Belt Sanders

Professional grade drum sander belts for floor sanding at an affordable price. Our 8” x 19” belts are compatible with Clarke EZ-8 sanding machine and similar sized drum floor sanders. The 7-7/8" x 29-1/2" are compatible with the Lagler-Hummel drum belt sander, the Prosand floor sander, the Galaxy 2000 floor sander, and similar sized drum floor sanders.

Choosing Floor Sander Belt Abrasive Types

Aluminum Oxide - lower cost, but still a very high quality abrasive that can be used for sanding floors, removing paint and varnish, and removing jagged pieces of edges. Efficiently grinds most ferrous metals, composites, plastic, and wood surfaces when attached to a stationary drum sander that is compatible with 8”x19” sanding belts.

Silicon Carbide - with a hardness close to that of a diamond, these abrasive grains offer consistent fast cutting action on hardwood floors, concrete, most ferrous metals, composites, stone, glass and plastics.  Also capable of sanding floors to remove layers of paint, polyurethane, shellac and varnishes on hardwood floors.

Zirconia (Zirc) - most popular type of abrasive for sanding wood floors with a belt sander.  Capable of heavy stock removal when attached to a stationary drum sander as well.

Ceramic - A premium self-sharpening abrasive that resists loading and provides a cooler grinding action on its own, but enhanced with a grinding aid for even cooler cutting and resistance to loading. Often used for sanding pre-finished floors, hardwood floors, and other exotic floor surfaces.

Premium Cloth Backing

To ensure the best floor sanding capabilities, all drum floor sander belts from Empire Abrasives utilize extra heavy x-weight cloth backing. X-weight cloth is flexible and much more tear resistant than the strongest paper-backed abrasives.  The durable seams for each of these belts allows you to use them bi-directionally and prevent unwanted scratches.

What Grit Sandpaper For Concrete Floors?

The question should actually be which abrasive type for concrete floors.  Just like sanding wood floors, you’ll want to start with a lower (coarser) grit and work your way up to a higher (finer) grit to properly smooth and even out the surface. The best abrasive floor sandpaper will use silicon carbide belts for concrete floor sanding due to the hardness and sharpness of the grains compared to other abrasive materials.