Basketball Court Wood Floor Finish - One question I have already been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? A lot of people have a wooden floor in their house which has been down for 6-10 years which is appearing tired, boring, has scratches or stains in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of people realize that parquet floors or original floor boards might be sanded back to make a lovely finished floor, but what things to do with a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing.
Firstly you have to determine what kind of floor you might have, & most importantly that it is wood. If your floor is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the only real option is to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it is actually a wood effect print stuck to either an MDF or plywood plank with a lacquer on top, sanding it'd sand off the paint and ruin the floor.
There are two types of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good thing and engineered and solid wood flooring is, both refurbished and can be sanded to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate as it has a similar construction. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a foundation of MDF or ply board, because that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove and of its construction, it also stays quite flat.
Solid wood flooring will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but for me, it isn't as great a product as engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.