Electric Radiant Heat Under Wood Floors - One question I have been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? Most people know things to do with a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, although that first floor boards or parquet floors can be sanded back to produce a finished floor that is wonderful.
Firstly you must determine it is wood, and most importantly which type of floor you might have. I'm afraid the only alternative is to replace it, in case your floor 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 refurbished and may be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it's a similar construction, engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to a foundation of either MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also stays very level.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost a lot more to buy, but in my opinion, it is not as great a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.