Wash Wood Floors Naturally - One question I have 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? Most people realize that first floor boards or parquet floors can be sanded back to create a finished floor that is wonderful, having a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing, but what things to do.
Firstly you should discover which type of floor you've got, & most importantly it is wood. I am afraid the sole alternative would be to replace it if your floor is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it's essentially a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to either an MDF or plywood board, sanding it'd sand off the paint and destroy the floor.
There are two forms of wooden flooring that is fitted; solid and engineered wood flooring along with the good news 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's a similar construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to your foundation of MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also remains very level.
This means if sanded correctly you should only have to sand off significantly 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 have a very similar appearance to engineered at first glance, but nevertheless, it will be assembled completely of just one piece of wood from your face of the foundation. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost a lot more to buy, but in my opinion, it's not as good engineered as it's more inclined to warping.