Engineered flooring is composed of a base layer with a solid hardwood layer on top of it. Whether or not you can refinish this type of floor is dependent upon the thickness of the hardwood layer, or wear layer. If the wear layer is less than 2mm, it should not be sanded. This is because sanding can remove up to 1mm of the hardwood. In general, flooring with a 2mm wear layer can be refinished once or twice while thicker wear layers can be redone more often. Other factors influence the number of times the floor can be sanded. More than 1mm of hardwood may be removed when:
- The floor is uneven
- There are deep scratches or stains in the wood
- The flooring planks have edges that are slightly cupped due to moisture damage
Douglas Flooring has been refinishing hardwood floors in Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, Gonzales, Zachary, and Prairieville, Louisiana for over 20 years. Our hardwood refinishing service is top-notch. Give us a call or fill out our online form to get more information about what we can do to improve your hardwood floors.