City Wood Flooring Brighton - One question I have been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? Most folks know that parquet floors or original floor boards could be sanded back to make a wonderful finished floor, but what to do with a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing.
You should find out which kind of floor you might have, and most importantly that it's wood. I'm afraid the only option would be to replace it if your floor is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it is actually a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to either an MDF or plywood board, sanding it destroy the floor and would only sand off the paint.
There are two types of wooden flooring that is fitted; the great news and solid and engineered wood flooring is, both may be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it includes the same construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 millimeters bonded to your base of either MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also stays quite flat.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and certainly will necessarily cost a lot more to purchase, but for me, it is not as good engineered as it is more inclined to warping.