Handscraped Birch Engineered Wood Flooring - One question I have already 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? Lots of people have a wooden floor inside 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. Many folks realize that first floor boards or parquet floors could be sanded back to create a finished flooring that is wonderful, having a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing, but what to do.
Firstly you must discover what sort of flooring you might have, & most importantly it is wood. I'm afraid the only real alternative is to replace it if your flooring is a wood effect laminate then.
There are just two types of fitted wooden flooring; the good news as well as solid and engineered wood flooring is, both can be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. As it features a similar construction, engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 mm bonded to some foundation of MDF or ply board, due to its construction and that it is fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it stays really level.
This implies if sanded accurately you ought to only have to sand off significantly less when compared to a millimeter, so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times If your floor is solid wood flooring it's going to employ a similar look to engineered at first glance, but it will likely be constructed completely of just one piece of wood in the face of the foundation. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and certainly will necessarily cost a lot more to buy, but for me, it is not as good engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.