Hardwood Flooring Uncovered


Old 12-30-10, 07:59 AM
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Hardwood Flooring Uncovered

We pulled up some old berber carpet that was here in our 1940's home and discovered hardwood flooring.

We'd like to save it- but there are some pretty rough patches where someone had used subfloor, and other boards to patch it. I'm having a really hard time finding unfinished 3 1/4" planks locally, and even online. Anyone have any suggestions?

Also, would stripping and refinishing be a daunting task for someone who has never done it before? I *think* it's oak. We just can't bring ourselves to tear up something like this- but I don't know how it would look with boards that are new as a patch. Also, there is parquet flooring glued on top of what I think is hardwood in the hallway. Could that be salvagable?

Any advice would be great!
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Old 12-30-10, 11:16 AM
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I must have hit the incorrect button. I lost a post. Great discovery. Too bad it is blotched with subflooring. So we can get a view of what you see, could you post a few pictures http://forum.doityourself.com/electr...your-post.html
Seeing it will help us give you better advice.
Old 01-24-11, 11:35 AM
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Wondering how you made out - I too uncovered a wood floor in questionable shape (holes for heat/electric/chimney) If i opt to sand this floor, I will likely end up painting it.

I plan on cutting flooring out of the closet to replace the boards where the chimney was, use a hole saw on same closet floors for plugs for holes in living room floor......
Old 01-24-11, 07:13 PM
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Now, if everyone will come down front and sit on the same pew.........let us see some pictures so we can comment half intelligently. We can't see what you see.

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