Hi, I've determined that in order to save money, I am going to refinish the hardwood floors in my 1900 Victorian home myself, if possible.
I initially intended to do so with my 5", random orbit sander that I own, but I underestimated the time and effort it takes to do so with a handheld machine.
We have a very intricate and eccentric border around our hardwood floors. One room we did refinish with the 5" random orbit sander and it tuned out nice, but was a ton of work, and it was years ago. (But this is just to say, the random orbit sander was okay on the border before.)
I would like to rent a four-disk 6" random orbit sander to complete the other rooms and the inside of the hardwood floor in the room already sanded. I don't want a bigger machine however to harm the border. I am basing all of my knowledge on this method off this video, by the way:
Good idea or bad? Is it worth the money (around 4k for four rooms) to have a professional refinish? Am I getting myself into too much here?
Here are the pictures of our floor currently: