Acoustic Underlay Engineered Wood Floor - One question I have already been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? Lots of people have a wooden floor in their house that has been down for 6-10 years which is looking tired, boring, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Most people understand that parquet floors or original floor boards might be sanded back to create a lovely finished floor, but things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a little more confusing.
You should discover that it's wood, and most importantly what kind of floor you have. In case your floor is a wood effect laminate then I am afraid the only alternative would be to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it's essentially a wood effect print stuck with a lacquer on top to either an MDF or plywood board, sanding it ruin the floor and would only sand the paint off.
There are just two types of fitted wooden flooring; the great news and also engineered and solid wood flooring 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 features an identical building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, typically between 3-5 mm bonded to your foundation of either ply or MDF board, because that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove and of its building, it also stays really level.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and certainly will necessarily cost more to purchase, but in my opinion, it is not as good engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.