Putting Down Engineered Wood Flooring - One question I have already been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? A lot of people have a wooden floor inside their house that has been down for 6-10 years which is appearing tired, boring, has scratches or stains in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of folks know what things to do having a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing, although that first floor boards or parquet floors could be sanded back to make a finished flooring that is lovely.
You need to find out which kind of flooring you might have, and most importantly it is wood. I'm afraid the sole option would be to replace it in case your flooring is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it is essentially a wood effect print stuck to either an MDF or plywood plank using a lacquer on top, sanding it ruin the floor and would only sand off the paint.
There are just two kinds of fitted wooden flooring; the good news along with solid and engineered wood flooring is, both can be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it has the same construction engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 mm bonded to your foundation of either MDF or ply board, because that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove and of its construction, it also stays quite level.
This means if sanded right you must only need 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 will employ a similar appearance to engineered at first glance, but it'll be assembled completely of just one piece of wood from your face of the foundation. Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it isn't as good engineered as it is more inclined to warping.