Sustainable Wood Flooring Material - One question I have already been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? A lot of people know that first floor boards or parquet floors might be sanded back to make a finished flooring that is lovely, with a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing, but what to do.
Firstly you have to determine which kind of flooring you might have, and most importantly it is wood. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the sole option is to replace it.
There are two kinds of fitted wooden flooring; solid and engineered wood flooring and also the great news is, both refurbished and can be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it's the same building, engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to a base of either ply or MDF board, because that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove and of its building, it also stays quite flat.
This means if sanded accurately you should just have to sand off less than the usual millimeter, so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times In Case your floor is solid wood flooring it'll have an extremely similar look to engineered on the surface, but it will be constructed entirely of one piece of wood from the surface of the base. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost more to purchase, but in my opinion, it is not as great engineered as it's more inclined to warping.