Conceal Scratches Wood Floors - One question I've been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor be sanded and refurbished? Many people have a wooden floor in their own house which has been down for 6-10 years that's looking tired, boring, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Most people know that parquet floors or original floor boards may be sanded back to make a wonderful finished flooring, but what things to do having a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing.
Firstly you must find out what type of flooring you might have, & most importantly it is wood. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the sole option is 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 either an MDF or plywood board with a lacquer on top, sanding it would only sand off the paint and destroy the floor.
There are two types of fitted wooden flooring; the good thing as well as solid and engineered wood flooring is, both refurbished and might be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it includes the same building engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a foundation of MDF or ply board, due to its building and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it remains very flat.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase, but for me, it isn't as great a product as engineered as it's more prone to warping.