Engineered Wood Flooring Floating Vs Glue Down - One question I have already been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? Many people have a wooden floor in their house that's been down for 6-10 years that is looking tired, dull, has scratches or spots in and has definitely seen better days. Most folks realize that parquet floors or original floor boards might be sanded back to create a lovely finished flooring, but what to do using a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing.
Firstly you must determine what kind of flooring you've got, and most importantly it is wood. I'm afraid the sole alternative is to replace it in case your flooring is a wood effect laminate then.
There are two kinds of wooden flooring that is fitted; the great news as well as engineered and solid wood flooring is, both may be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it includes an identical construction. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to some foundation of ply or MDF board, due to its construction and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it stays quite level.
Solid wood flooring will inevitably cost a lot more to buy and is more expensive to make, but for me, it is not as good a product as engineered as it is more prone to warping.