Type Of Wood Flooring - One question I've been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? A lot of folks know that parquet floors or first floor boards might be sanded back to produce a lovely finished floor, but things to do having a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing.
You have to learn that it is wood, and most importantly what type of floor you've got. In case your floor is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the sole alternative is to replace it.
There are two types of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good news as well as solid and engineered wood flooring is, both can be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it's the same construction, engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to some base of either ply or MDF board, because of its construction and that it's fitted together using a tongue and groove, it also remains very level.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and certainly will inevitably cost a lot more to buy, but in my opinion, it is not as good a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.