Harris Tarkett Engineered Wood Floors - One question I have already been asked time and again over 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 which has been down for 6-10 years that is appearing tired, lifeless, has stains or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Most folks know that first floor boards or parquet floors may be sanded back to make a finished flooring that is lovely, with a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing, but things to do.
You need to determine that it is wood, and most importantly what type of flooring you have. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the only real option is to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it's basically a wood effect print stuck to either an MDF or plywood plank with a lacquer on top, sanding it ruin the floor and would sand off the paint.
There are just two forms of fitted wooden flooring; solid and engineered wood flooring and the good thing is, both refurbished and can be sanded to look as new as the day. As it features the same construction engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 millimeters bonded to your foundation of MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it stays quite flat.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase, but in my opinion, it's not as good engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.