Standard Wood Floor Plank Sizes - 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 refurbished and be sanded? Most folks realize that parquet floors or original floor boards could be sanded back to make a lovely finished flooring, but things to do using a fitted wooden flooring is a little more confusing.
Firstly you should determine which kind of flooring you might have, and most importantly it is wood. If your flooring is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the only real alternative would be to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying degree of quality, but most of the time it is essentially a wood effect print stuck using a lacquer on top to an MDF or plywood board, sanding it'd only sand off the paint and destroy the floor.
There are two kinds of wooden flooring that is fitted; solid and engineered wood flooring along with the good thing is, both refurbished and may be sanded to look as new as the day they were fitted. As it has a similar construction engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, generally between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a base of either ply or MDF board, because that it's fitted together using a tongue and groove and of its construction, it also stays quite level.
This means if sanded accurately you should just have to sand off significantly less than a millimeter, or so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times If your floor is solid wood flooring it'll employ a similar look to engineered at first glance, but nevertheless, it will likely be constructed entirely of one piece of wood from the face of the base. Solid wood flooring will inevitably cost a lot more to purchase and is more expensive to make, but for me, it is not as good a product as engineered as it is more vulnerable to warping.