Flooring That Looks Like Wood Planks - One question I have already 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 folks know that first floor boards or parquet floors can be sanded back to create a finished flooring that is wonderful, using a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing, but what to do.
You should discover that it is wood, and most importantly which kind of flooring you might have. I'm afraid the only real option would be to replace it, in case your flooring is a wood effect laminate then.
There are two kinds of fitted wooden flooring; the good thing along with engineered and solid wood flooring is, both refurbished and can be sanded to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it includes the same building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to a foundation of ply or MDF board, because that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove and of its building, it also remains really flat.
This means if sanded accurately you should only have to sand off significantly less than the usual millimeter, or so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times If your floor is solid wood flooring it will employ a similar appearance to engineered at first glance, but it will likely be built completely of one piece of wood in the top layer of the foundation. Solid wood flooring will inevitably cost more to buy and is more expensive to make, but for me, it's not as good a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.