Renewing engineering wood is a delicate process because there is not so much real wood that can be roughened. Some things to consider are the type of wood, the current color and if it has been previously refurbished. Can you sand engineered hardwood?
Can engineering wooden floors be sanded and finished?
In most cases, yes. It all depends on the thickness of the wearing course. It must not be thinner than 3 mm. Even at a thickness of 3 mm, if the floor is uneven, you risk sanding to a layered substrate. Wooden floors with structural dimensions are usually 4-8 mm and are good for sanding and refurbishing.
How many times can you finish wooden engineering floors?
After sanding and re-processing of designed wooden floors, it is usually much flatter than before, which means that subsequent sanding does not have to be as intense. Wooden floors 6 mm thick can be sanded 3 times, and 3 mm thick floors only once. The skill of a person sanding the floor is also important.
This question is often asked to me about other types of floors, such as finger parquet.
Type of wood
Some forests, such as beech and maple, do not tend to have a good light or dark color at first. Other forests, such as cherry, pine and birch, can become mottled, especially when colored with a darker spot. And if your wood is walnut or other dark wood, you can not brighten it.
Sanding wooden floors
If you want to accurately determine the thickness of solid wood veneer. This can be done by looking at the place where the floor was cut, for example, around the radiator pipes or under the door sill trims.
The second thing to consider is whether the floor has been sanded before? If so, then of course the veneer will be thinner than it was originally and probably won’t be consistent all over the floor, because the middle, more damaged areas will be sanded more aggressively.
The next factors to think about are: the degree of damage to the floor, the types of wood and whether the floor has a plank effect or three stripes and should be weighed as one.
The fourth point concerns the type of end product you are going to use. If you use oil or hard wax, you use only a small amount of liquid and this is good because the ratio of liquid to solid wood is always disproportionate in engineering floors, which can lead to delamination and buckling of the veneer.