New Dyson For Wood Floors - 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? A lot of people have a wooden floor inside their house that's been down for 6-10 years which is looking tired, lifeless, has stains or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Many folks understand that parquet floors or first floor boards might be sanded back to make a lovely finished flooring, but what things to do using a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing.
Firstly you have to determine it is wood, & most importantly what kind of flooring you might have. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the only real alternative would be to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it's basically a wood effect print stuck to an MDF or plywood plank using a lacquer on top, sanding it ruin the floor and would only sand the paint off.
There are two types of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good news as well as solid and engineered wood flooring is, both refurbished and may be sanded to look as new as the day. As it's a similar building engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to some base of MDF or ply board, because that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove and of its building, additionally, it remains quite flat.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will necessarily cost more to buy, but for me, it isn't as great a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.