Sanding wood floor


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Hi! I'm helping a friend (re)finish the original wood floor in an 80 year old house. The floors have been covered with various tile, linoleum, carpet etc over the years. After removing everything that can be scraped up, we are left with a blotchy layer of what appears to be tar paper that has adhered to the floor over time. The paper has been removed but there is still tar? remaining on the wood that needs to be removed as well.

Chemical strippers just make a big gooey nasty mess of it all, and eliminate the chance to go back and try again with the sander as now anything the chemicals were applied to is nasty and just gums up the sander.

Sanding this tar paper dry is tedious using a large commercial orbital sander and 60grit paper. It took me 15 minutes to sand a 2x2 square to bare wood. I am going to rent a more aggressive sander but am pressed with a choice between drum type and belt type. I am a newb as far as dealing with this tar paper wood combo, and was hoping that someone else has encountered it before and may offer some advice. Would you think the drum sander or belt sander would be best for this job? or do you have another suggestion?
 
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