Refinishing hardwood floors is a great and relatively simple DIY project, provided you can get the right tools. Lowe’s may be your first thought when you want a floor sander rental. But a Lowe’s sander rental service doesn’t exist. Below, we have the list of the top sanders for sale at Lowe’s and where else to rent a floor sander.
Floor Sander Rental: Lowe’s Store Policy
Lowe’s does not rent floor sander equipment. We spoke with customer service representatives from Lowe’s who confirmed that the company does not rent out floor sanders. In general, Lowe’s does not rent out any equipment other than carpet cleaners.
For the list of places that rent floor sanders, see our article: Places to Rent a Floor Sander
Buying a Floor Sander at Lowe’s
Although you won’t be able to rent a floor sander at Lowe’s, the home improvement store does sell sanders. Keep in mind, Lowe’s does not sell full-size floor sanders — only hand-held sanders. You can use hand-held sanders to sand a floor. Below, we’ve listed some of the top-rated sanders available for purchase at Lowe’s.
Drum sanders are very efficient, but their power can make them difficult to control if you don’t have experience using a sander. Also, since drum sanders only sand in one direction, you’ll need to pay attention to the direction of your wood grain to avoid messing up the final finish of your floor.
Orbital sanders are gentler on floors and easy to pick up and use, but that means it can take much longer to sand your floors — and an orbital sander might not have the power you need to get off paint, caked-on varnish, or smooth any serious dings or scratches.
If you want a hardwood floor/orbital floor sander rental, Lowe’s is not the place. Lowe’s sander rental service is non-existent. Although you can’t get a floor sander rental at Lowe’s, the home improvement store does sell hand-held sanders. To learn about the Lowe’s store credit card, see our article: Lowe’s Shopping Cart Trick: Get Approved for a Lowe’s Credit Card.