Waxing Laminate Wood Floors - One question I have been asked time and again over the years working in the wood flooring business is; can my old wooden floor that is fitted be sanded and refurbished? Several people have a wooden floor inside their house that's been down for 6-10 years that's appearing tired, dull, has stains or scratches in and has definitely seen better days. A lot of people know what things to do using a fitted wooden floor is a bit more confusing, although that first floor boards or parquet floors may be sanded back to create a finished floor that is lovely.
Firstly you must learn what sort of floor you've got, and most importantly that it's wood. I am afraid the only real option would be to replace it in case your floor is a wood effect laminate then. Laminate flooring comes in varying level of quality, but most of the time it is actually a wood effect print stuck to either an MDF or plywood plank using a lacquer on top, sanding it ruin the floor and would only sand the paint off.
There are just two types of wooden flooring that is fitted; engineered and solid wood flooring as well as the good thing is, both could be sanded and refurbished to look as new as the day. Engineered wooden flooring will often be mistaken for laminate as it's an identical construction. Engineered wood flooring includes a thin layer of real wood, usually between 3-5 mm bonded to some foundation of either ply or MDF board, because of its construction and that it is fitted together using a tongue and groove, additionally, it remains really flat.
Solid wood flooring is more expensive to make and will inevitably cost more to purchase, but for me, it's not as good a product as engineered as it is more inclined to warping.