Wood Floor Paper Roll Michaels - One question I've been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted refurbished and be sanded? A lot of people have a wooden floor in their house that has been down for 6-10 years that's looking tired, boring, has scratches or stains in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of folks know that parquet floors or first floor boards may be sanded back to make a wonderful finished flooring, but what things to do having a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing.
Firstly you need to discover that it is wood, and most importantly what type of flooring you've got. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the only option is to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it is essentially a wood effect print stuck to an MDF or plywood plank with a lacquer on top, sanding it would sand the paint off and ruin the floor.
There are two types of fitted wooden flooring; solid and engineered wood flooring and the good thing is, both refurbished and may be sanded to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate as it has the same building. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to some base of either MDF or ply board, due to its building and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it remains quite flat.
Solid wood flooring will necessarily cost more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it isn't as great engineered as it is more prone to warping.