Rosewood Engineered Wood Flooring - One question I have already been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor be sanded and refurbished? Most people realize that first floor boards or parquet floors could be sanded back to create a finished floor that is lovely, with a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing, but what to do.
Firstly you must determine which kind of floor you have, & most importantly it is wood. If your floor is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the sole option is to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it's basically a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to an MDF or plywood board, sanding it ruin the floor and would sand off the paint.
There are two types of fitted wooden flooring; the good thing and also engineered and solid wood flooring is, both refurbished and can be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it's a similar construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a foundation of MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it remains really level.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and certainly will inevitably cost a lot more to buy, but for me, it is not as great engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.