Laminate Wood Floor Touch Up Kit - One question I've been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted refurbished and be sanded? Many folks know that original floor boards or parquet floors might be sanded back to produce a finished flooring that is lovely, using a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing, but what to do.
You need to find out that it's wood, & most importantly what sort of flooring you've got. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the only real option would be to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it's essentially a wood effect print stuck to either an MDF or plywood plank with a lacquer on top, sanding it ruin the floor and would only sand off the paint.
There are two kinds of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good news and engineered and solid wood flooring is, both refurbished and could be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it features a similar construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a foundation of either ply or MDF board, because of its construction and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also stays very flat.
This implies if sanded accurately you need to only need to sand off less than a millimeter, therefore the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times If your floor is solid wood flooring it's going to possess a similar appearance to engineered on the surface, but it'll be assembled entirely of one piece of wood from the top layer of the foundation. Solid wood flooring will necessarily cost more to buy and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it's not as good a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.