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Can I resurface my wood laminate flooring?

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I have wood laminate flooring in my house, and it is scuffed up pretty bad. Is there anyway to resurface this type of flooring.

The answer I get from DH who works in a building supply company is that you should find out who made the flooring and ask that manufacturer. It may depend on how deep the scuffing is, how thick the laminated wood surface is, and how extensively it’s damaged. You may be able to simply refinish it if it is only the top clear layer, but that does not mean it could not be sanded down to the laminate surface (carefully) and restained and refinished, but if it’s into the wood below the laminate you may need to replace it.

2 Responses to “Can I resurface my wood laminate flooring?”

  1. frak1a12345 Says:

    Usually no. The surface layer of the laminate is only 1/32 of an inch thick and can’t be sanded with a commercial sander. Laminate floors look nice and are cheaper than solid wood but now is when there short comings are very noticeable.
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  2. mickiinpodunk Says:

    The answer I get from DH who works in a building supply company is that you should find out who made the flooring and ask that manufacturer. It may depend on how deep the scuffing is, how thick the laminated wood surface is, and how extensively it’s damaged. You may be able to simply refinish it if it is only the top clear layer, but that does not mean it could not be sanded down to the laminate surface (carefully) and restained and refinished, but if it’s into the wood below the laminate you may need to replace it.
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    Woman who chose hardwoods instead of laminate for this reason.

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