Scuff Marks On Engineered Wood Floors - One question I have been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? Many people know that first floor boards or parquet floors can be sanded back to produce a finished floor that is lovely, using a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing, but what things to do.
You need to find out which kind of floor you have, and most importantly that it's wood. I'm afraid the only real option 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 to an MDF or plywood board with a lacquer on top, sanding it'd only sand off the paint and ruin the floor.
There are just two kinds of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good news and solid and engineered wood flooring is, both could be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. As it's an identical building engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to your base of MDF or ply board, because of its building and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also remains very level.
This implies if sanded correctly you should just need to sand off significantly less than the usual millimeter, or so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times If your floor is solid wood flooring it's going to have a very similar appearance to engineered on the surface, but it will be constructed completely of just one piece of wood from the surface of the base. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase, but for me, it isn't as good a product as engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.