Floor Boxes For Wood 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 refurbished and be sanded? Many people have a wooden floor inside their house that's been down for 6-10 years that is appearing tired, boring, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of folks realize that original floor boards or parquet floors might be sanded back to produce a finished flooring that is wonderful, having a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing, but things to do.
Firstly you must discover that it is wood, & most importantly which type of flooring you might have. In case your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the only option would be to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it's basically a wood effect print stuck to an MDF or plywood board with a lacquer on top, sanding it ruin the floor and would only sand the paint off.
There are just two kinds of wooden flooring that is fitted; solid and engineered wood flooring and the good thing is, both might be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it has a similar building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to your base of ply or MDF board, due to its building and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also remains really level.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and certainly will necessarily cost more to purchase, but for me, it is not as great a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.