Photos Of Wood Flooring - 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? A lot of people have a wooden floor inside their house that has been down for 6-10 years that's appearing tired, lifeless, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Many folks understand that original floor boards or parquet floors may be sanded back to produce a finished floor that is wonderful, with a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, but what things to do.
Firstly you have to find out what sort of floor you have, & most importantly that it's wood. I'm afraid the sole option is to replace it in case your floor is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it is actually a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to either an MDF or plywood board, sanding it ruin the floor and would sand off the paint.
There are two forms of fitted wooden flooring; engineered and solid wood flooring and also the good news is, both refurbished and can be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it features the same building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to some foundation of ply or MDF board, because that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove and of its building, additionally, it remains very level.
Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost more to buy and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it is not as great a product as engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.