Refurbish Wood Floors - One question I have 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 know that parquet floors or first floor boards could be sanded back to make a wonderful finished floor, but things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing.
Firstly you must discover that it is wood, & most importantly which type of floor you have. I am afraid the only real alternative is to replace it, if your floor is a wood effect laminate then.
There are two forms of wooden flooring that is fitted; solid and engineered wood flooring and the good thing is, both refurbished and might be sanded to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it's the same construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to your foundation of either ply or MDF board, because that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove and of its construction, additionally, it stays very level.
This means if sanded right you ought to only have to sand off less when compared to a millimeter, or so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times In Case your floor is solid wood flooring it's going to have an extremely similar appearance to engineered at first glance, but it will likely be constructed entirely of one piece of wood from your face of the foundation. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase, but in my opinion, it isn't as great a product as engineered as it's more inclined to warping.