Light Wood Floors Gray Walls - One question I've 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 have a wooden floor in their house that has been down for 6-10 years which is appearing tired, dull, has scratches or stains in and has definitely seen better days. Many people understand what to do using a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, although that original floor boards or parquet floors might be sanded back to make a finished floor that is lovely.
Firstly you should find out it is wood, & most importantly what kind of floor you have. I'm afraid the only real 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 is basically a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to either an MDF or plywood board, sanding it'd only sand off the paint and destroy the floor.
There are just two forms of fitted wooden flooring; the great news along with engineered and solid wood flooring is, both refurbished and might be sanded to look as new as the day. As it has the same construction engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 mm bonded to some base of either ply or MDF board, because of its construction and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also stays very flat.
Solid wood flooring will inevitably cost a lot more to buy and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it isn't as great a product as engineered as it is more inclined to warping.