For a concentrated type of work, the drum sander is the most applicable type because it is built for heavy-duty sanding processes. Huge abrasive sandpaper is fit to a rotating drum and is used to remove stains, untouched wood, and other heavy works. Be careful when using this tool as it can incur heavy damage to the floor if not taken care of properly.
It is also known as the orbital sander and is mostly used for finishing touches. Its main job is to smoothen the floor using a vibrating sanding pad. Since it does very light finishing works, it does not pose any threat to your floor.
Contrary to the other sanders, Edge sander is relatively smaller in size and can be handheld. The purpose of the small size is to fit the edges or corners of the floor without so many difficulties. Although it is small in size, the edge sander can cause gouges and marks in the wood if not handled properly.
It can be both handhelds or mounted sanders. It is very powerful, and it is designed to strip wood quickly. Belt sanders work well with round surfaces and metals.
All the floor sanders are equipped with a dust collecting bag; however, not everything can be collected. With a sander vacuum, the remaining dust will be vacuumed and will also clean the floor surface.