Wood Floor Staggered Joints

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Wood Floor Staggered Joints - One question I've been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring industry is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? Several people have a wooden floor in their own house which has been down for 6-10 years that's looking tired, lifeless, has stains or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Most people realize what things to do having a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing, although that original floor boards or parquet floors might be sanded back to produce a finished flooring that is lovely.

Firstly you need to learn what kind of flooring you have, & most importantly that it's wood. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the only option would be to replace it.


There are two forms of wooden flooring that is fitted; engineered and solid wood flooring and also the great news is, both might be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day they were fitted. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it's the same building. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a base 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 flat.

Solid wood flooring certainly will necessarily cost more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but in my opinion, it is not as great a product as engineered as it is more prone to warping.

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