Engineered Wood Flooring Scratch Resistant - One question I've been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? Many people have a wooden floor inside their house that's been down for 6-10 years which is appearing tired, dull, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of people know that parquet floors or first floor boards might be sanded back to create a wonderful finished flooring, but what things to do using a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing.
You have to discover it is wood, and most importantly which type of flooring you might have. I am afraid the only real alternative would be to replace it if your flooring is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it is basically a wood effect print stuck to either an MDF or plywood plank using a lacquer on top, sanding it'd sand off the paint and ruin the floor.
There are just two forms of fitted wooden flooring; engineered and solid wood flooring and the good thing is, both refurbished and may be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate as it's an identical construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a foundation of MDF or ply board, because of its construction and that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove, it also stays quite flat.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and certainly will inevitably cost a lot more to buy, but in my opinion, it's not as great engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.