Wood Flooring Warren Maine - One question I've been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old fitted wooden floor refurbished and be sanded? A lot of people have a wooden floor in their own house that has been down for 6-10 years that is looking tired, boring, has scratches or stains in and has definitely seen better days. Many folks understand that original floor boards or parquet floors can be sanded back to make a finished floor that is wonderful, having a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing, but what to do.
Firstly you need to find out which kind of floor you might have, and most importantly that it is wood. I am afraid the sole option would be to replace it, in case your floor is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it is basically a wood effect print stuck to an MDF or plywood plank using a lacquer on top, sanding it ruin the floor and would sand off the paint.
There are just two forms of wooden flooring that is fitted; the good news as well as engineered and solid wood flooring is, both may be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate as it's an identical building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to a foundation of MDF or ply board, due to its building and that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove, it also remains very level.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost more to purchase, but in my opinion, it is not as good a product as engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.