Scratch On Wood Floor - One question I've been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? A lot of people know what things to do having a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, although that first floor boards or parquet floors can be sanded back to create a finished floor that is wonderful.
Firstly you need to discover it is wood, and most importantly what kind of floor you've got. I'm afraid the only alternative is to replace it, in case your floor is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it's basically a wood effect print stuck to either an MDF or plywood plank with a lacquer on top, sanding it destroy the floor and would only sand the paint off.
There are just two kinds of fitted wooden flooring; solid and engineered wood flooring along with the great news is, both could be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate as it has an identical building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 mm bonded to your base of either ply or MDF board, due to its building and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also remains very flat.
This implies if sanded correctly you need to only need to sand off significantly less than a millimeter, therefore the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times If your floor is solid wood flooring it is going to have an extremely similar appearance to engineered on the surface, but nevertheless, it will be constructed entirely of one piece of wood in the top layer of the base. Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it is not as great engineered as it's more prone to warping.