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Most types of Real wood floor can be sanded back and re-finished. Laminates cannot be sanded. A solid wood floor can be sanded and refinished a number of times, whereas an engineered floor can only be sanded back and refinished 1-3 times, depending on the surface layer depth.
The floor that is to be sanded and sealed will need to be completely clear of all furniture and any existing flooring. The Wood layer is sanded back, using progressively finer sandpaper, to return the wood to it's original look. The flooring is then primed, and the coats of sealant applied - whether this is lacquer, or oil.
If a Matt Lacquer or Oil is selected, the surface will appear dull, and not reflect the light very much. This means that the grain of the wood is accentuated, and that the floor will not show small scuffs.
If a Satin, or Sheen finish is selected, the surface will appear relatively glossy, and reflect the light well. This means that the grain of the wood will not be so obvious, and you will tend to notice scuffs and scrapes a lot more.
We can source wood to repair any floor before it is sanded back and re-finished. Whether you need some new parquet blocks fitted, or whole planks replaced, it is possible to do. It is worth bearing in mind, however, that wood is a natural product, and so matching exactly is impossible.
An Oiled floor is easier to maintain in terms of being able to re-apply the product in patches, and in small areas to cover any scuffs. It is important that once your new floor has been sanded and sealed that it is brushed with a soft microfibre material as needed. Never wash the new floor with water - use an oil based cleaner if necessary