Can you refinish engineered wood?

Can you refinish engineered wood?

Can engineered floors be refinished? Yes, they can, at least once. Floors with a wear layer less than 2 millimeters thick can tolerate a light scuff-sanding with a buffer. Thicker top layers can be sanded just like solid wood, allowing you to erase deeper scratches and dents.

How do you tell if engineered hardwood can be refinished?

The thickest engineered floors can be sanded and refinished between 3-5 times, due to a top layer of about 4 to 6mm. Engineered wood flooring with a wear layer of 2mm or less cannot be sanded down fully, but can take a light scuff-sanding using a buffer, and then refinished.

Can you refinish distressed engineered hardwood?

With modern finishes and stains, refinishing hand scraped hardwood floors is easy to do; the flooring can be given the shade needed to fit any room. Some engineered hardwood flooring also has a hand scraped texture. In this situation, re-sanding can be done, although the bevels and some of the scraping will disappear.

When do you need to refinish engineered hardwood floors?

When Refinishing Engineered Hardwood is Necessary There are only two reasons to refinish your engineered floor. First, if there is widespread damage or the floor shows significant wear through the sealer and into the wood, then refinishing is the best option for restoring a like-new appearance.

Can you change the color of engineered wood?

As we previously discussed, refinishing engineered wood is a delicate process in that there isn’t as much actual wood that can be sanded away. Some things to consider are the type of wood, the current color, and if it’s been refinished before. Type of Wood Some woods, like beech and maple, don’t tend to stain well to begin with, light or dark.

Do you have to sand engineered wood floors?

Because engineered wood floors only have a thin layer of hardwood that can be sanded, you have to consider what has already been done and the remaining wood that can be sanded away. For more details, click here to read about wear layers in engineered wood floors.