Faux Wood Laminate Flooring - One question I've been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted refurbished and be sanded? Several people have a wooden floor inside their house which has been down for 6-10 years that is appearing tired, boring, has scratches or spots in and has definitely seen better days. Many people know that parquet floors or first floor boards might be sanded back to produce a wonderful finished floor, but what things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing.
You must find out what sort of floor you have, & most importantly it is wood. I'm afraid the only option would be to replace it if your floor is a wood effect laminate then.
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. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it's an identical building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a base of MDF or ply board, because that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove and of its building, additionally, it remains really flat.
Solid wood flooring will necessarily cost more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but for me, it's not as good engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.