Ceramic Tile And Wood Floor Designs - One question I have been asked time and again on the years working in the wood flooring business 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 appearing tired, dull, has spots or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. Many people know that parquet floors or first floor boards can be sanded back to produce a wonderful finished floor, but things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing.
Firstly you need to learn that it's wood, and most importantly what sort of floor you have. In case your floor is a wood effect laminate then I'm afraid the sole option would be to replace it. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it's basically a wood effect print stuck to either 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 types of fitted wooden flooring; solid and engineered wood flooring and also the good news is, both might be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring can occasionally be mistaken for laminate as it includes the same building. Engineered wood flooring has a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 millimeters bonded to a base of MDF or ply board, because that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove and of its building, additionally, it remains really level.
This means if sanded right you should just need to sand off less than the usual millimeter, or so the floor can usually be sanded up to 3 times In Case your floor is solid wood flooring it is going to have an extremely similar appearance to engineered at first glance, but nevertheless, it will likely be built entirely of one piece of wood in the surface of the base. Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost more to buy, but in my opinion, it isn't as good engineered as it's more vulnerable to warping.