Suggestions for sanding 6" square parquet flooring

Hello All,
I want to refinish a room with 6" square solid parquet wood tiles.
Not sure if a drum or orbital would be best to use. The grain on each tile is turned 90 degrees.
The floor is in pretty good shape it just needs to be refinished.
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Unless you have done it before, avoid the drum sanders, they are hard to control, and with your alternate grain patterns would probably not do a good job if you are at all fussy about the finished appearance.
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This looks good. Google search brought me to a nice video. Didn't know these existed.
Interesting the website I went to had a store locator. Homedepot was listed. The tool rental guy didn't even mention this.
The sander that he was referring too was the "big square orbital machines" @ $45/24 hr
Like I said the floors are actually in pretty good shape. What sand paper grades would you suggest?
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Been there, done that. What worked to perfection was a Porter Cable random orbit 6" sander. Got the sandpaper from Klingspors, and found that the aggressive lower grits were not necessary for a nice job. The RO sander worked much faster than I expected and the whole hundred something square feet was done in a couple of hours nearly glass smooth. Dust control was very good as well. After that experience, the RO is a much more frequently used item in the shop. Interesting side note, the RO with 60 grit paper will remove old paint faster than anything I have used before, and the paper seems to clog far less.
Joe
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