Cutting Wood Laminate Flooring - One question I've been asked time and again on 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 inside their house that's been down for 6-10 years which is looking tired, dull, has scratches or spots in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of people realize things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing, although that first floor boards or parquet floors can be sanded back to create a finished floor that is lovely.
You have to learn that it's wood, & most importantly which kind of floor you've got. I am afraid the only 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 is actually a wood effect print stuck using a lacquer on top to an MDF or plywood plank, sanding it'd only sand off the paint and ruin the floor.
There are just two forms of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good thing as well as solid and engineered wood flooring is, both refurbished and can 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, typically between 3-5 mm bonded to some foundation of either ply or MDF board, because of its construction and that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove, it also remains very flat.
Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost more to buy and is more expensive to make, but for me, it's not as great a product as engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.