Indoor Wood Floor Sealers - One question I've been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor be sanded and refurbished? Many folks know that parquet floors or first floor boards may be sanded back to make a wonderful finished flooring, but what things to do having a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing.
Firstly you need to discover that it is wood, and most importantly which type of flooring you have. I am afraid the only option is to replace it in case your flooring is a wood effect laminate then.
There are two types of fitted wooden flooring; solid and engineered wood flooring as well as the good thing is, both can be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it's a similar construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to a base of MDF or ply board, because that it's fitted together using a tongue and groove and of its construction, it also stays quite flat.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost more to buy, but for me, it's not as good a product as engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.