Herringbone Pattern Wood Floors - One question I have already been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old fitted wooden floor be sanded and refurbished? Lots of people have a wooden floor in their house that has been down for 6-10 years which is appearing tired, boring, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Most folks realize that parquet floors or original floor boards could be sanded back to make a lovely finished floor, but things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing.
Firstly you need to find out that it's wood, and most importantly which kind of floor you've got. I'm afraid the sole alternative is to replace it in case your floor is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it's basically a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to an MDF or plywood plank, sanding it would sand the paint off and destroy the floor.
There are two forms of wooden flooring that is fitted; engineered and solid wood flooring along with the great news is, both might be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it has the same building. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 millimeters bonded to your foundation of either ply or MDF board, because of its building and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it stays quite level.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will necessarily cost more to buy, but for me, it is not as good a product as engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.