Olive Wood Laminate Flooring - One question I've 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? Many people have a wooden floor in their house which has been down for 6-10 years that is looking tired, dull, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Most people realize that original floor boards or parquet floors could be sanded back to create a finished floor that is lovely, using a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, but what things to do.
Firstly you should determine which kind of floor you've got, and most importantly that it's wood. I am afraid the only 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 to either an MDF or plywood plank using a lacquer on top, sanding it destroy the floor and would only sand off the paint.
There are two types of wooden flooring that is fitted; solid and engineered wood flooring and also the great news is, both can be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it includes an identical construction. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to some base of either MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it's fitted together using a tongue and groove, it also remains quite flat.
This means if sanded right you ought to just need to sand off less than the usual millimeter, therefore the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times In Case your floor is solid wood flooring it'll possess a similar look to engineered on the surface, but it will likely be built completely of just one piece of wood from the face of the base. Solid wood flooring certainly will inevitably cost a lot more to buy and is more expensive to make, but for me, it's not as great a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.