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  1. Hello,
    I'm about to start this same process and was wondering why you didn't get a heavy duty floor sander and sand the lane first?

    • I used a uni-directional belt sander because it is what I had, and I had rented a floor sander when I redid my floor. I really hated using it. If I do it again, I will do the hand-held belt sander the same as last time. Thank you for the question!

  2. Hello,
    I'm about to start this same process and was wondering why you didn't get a heavy duty floor sander and sand the lane first?

  3. Hi! you still reading this thread? We purchased a house with bowling lane countertops in the kitchen and unfortunately, they're showing some wear & tear (next to the sink, of course). I was hoping to get your take on refinishing and repairing them. There are a few spots where cracks are appearing between the panes. I don't even know where to begin. (I'm a novice at home repair)

    • Sarah, I am so sorry I didn’t see this comment until now!! If the lanes can be removed and sanded down, I’d recommend doing that, but if not, you could get by with a hand sander. Then do several thin coats of a urethane to make it shiny and water-proof again. One of the other benefits to removing the lane and refinishing would be that you could get some glue in the cracks and clamp it together again, and it would be much stronger.

      Thank you for the comment!

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