Wood Flooring Over Cement Floor - One question I've been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old fitted wooden floor be sanded and refurbished? Several people have a wooden floor inside their house which has been down for 6-10 years which is looking tired, boring, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Most folks realize that first floor boards or parquet floors could be sanded back to make a finished flooring that is lovely, using a fitted wooden flooring is a bit more confusing, but what things to do.
Firstly you should discover that it's wood, and most importantly what kind of flooring you have. I am afraid the sole alternative is to replace it if your flooring is a wood effect laminate then.
There are just two forms of fitted wooden flooring; the good news as well as solid and engineered wood flooring is, both refurbished and can be sanded to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can sometimes be mistaken for laminate as it features the same construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to a foundation of MDF or ply board, because of its construction and that it's fitted together with a tongue and groove, additionally, it remains very level.
This implies if sanded right you should only have to sand off less than the usual millimeter, therefore the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times In Case your floor is solid wood flooring it will employ a similar look to engineered on the surface, but nevertheless, it will be built entirely of one piece of wood in the top layer of the foundation. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will necessarily cost more to purchase, but in my opinion, it's not as great a product as engineered as it is more prone to warping.