Radiant Heat Wood Floor Panels - One question I have been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old fitted wooden floor be sanded and refurbished? Several people have a wooden floor inside their house which has been down for 6-10 years that is looking tired, dull, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Many folks know that original floor boards or parquet floors could be sanded back to produce a finished flooring that is wonderful, having a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing, but what to do.
Firstly you must discover that it is wood, & most importantly what kind of flooring you've got. I'm afraid the only real option would be to replace it, in case your flooring is a wood effect laminate then.
There are just two kinds of fitted wooden flooring; the great news as well as solid and engineered wood flooring is, both can be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it's an identical building, engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to some foundation of either MDF or ply board, due to its building and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, it also remains really level.
Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it isn't as good a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.