Douglas Fir Reclaimed Wood Flooring - One question I have already been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? A lot of people have a wooden floor in their house that has been down for 6-10 years which is looking tired, boring, has stains or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Many people understand that original floor boards or parquet floors may be sanded back to make a finished floor that is lovely, having a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, but what things to do.
You must find out what sort of floor you've got, and most importantly it is wood. If your floor is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the only real option is to replace it.
There are just two types of fitted wooden flooring; the good news and solid and engineered wood flooring is, both refurbished and could be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it features the same construction engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to some foundation of either MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it stays quite flat.
Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost a lot more to buy and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it is not as good engineered as it is more inclined to warping.