Refurbish Wooden Floors - One question I have already been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor be sanded and refurbished? A lot of people have a wooden floor in their house that's been down for 6-10 years that's appearing tired, boring, has stains 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 flooring that is wonderful, having a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing, but things to do.
Firstly you should find out it is wood, and most importantly what kind of flooring you have. I am afraid the sole option would be to replace it if your flooring is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it's actually 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 the paint off.
There are two kinds of wooden flooring that is fitted; solid and engineered wood flooring along with the great news is, both refurbished and might be sanded to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it's the same construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a foundation of ply or MDF board, because that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove and of its construction, it also remains quite level.
This means if sanded correctly you must just need to sand off less when compared to a millimeter, therefore the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times In Case your floor is solid wood flooring it's going to have a very similar appearance to engineered on the surface, but nevertheless, it will likely be assembled completely of one piece of wood from your surface of the foundation. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost more to buy, but for me, it's not as good a product as engineered as it's more prone to warping.