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Identify Old Floors in Kitchen
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We are currently in the process of remodeling the kitchen of our circa 1890 home. After removing layers of linoleum we have begun to uncover the original finished floor of the kitchen. The boards are…Continue

Tags: oak, identify, fir, pine, antique

Started this discussion. Last reply by Pamela Logan Apr 12.

 

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Pamela Logan replied to Austin Litteral's discussion Identify Old Floors in Kitchen
"I'm putting an oil based polyurethane on mine - Zars Classic - I rented a deck sander at Home Depot, not the orbital kind, this is square with one large sand paper. I used this because it is less aggressive than an orbital sander, which can…"
Apr 12
caseypratt replied to Austin Litteral's discussion Identify Old Floors in Kitchen
"Yellow."
Apr 5
Phil replied to Austin Litteral's discussion Identify Old Floors in Kitchen
"Casey--is that Georgia fatwood a white or yellow pine?  There was still quite a bit of white pine coming out of PA, NY, MI, etc. in 1890, which is what I based my guess on."
Apr 5
caseypratt replied to Austin Litteral's discussion Identify Old Floors in Kitchen
"Looks like 1895 Georgia pine."
Apr 5
Phil replied to Austin Litteral's discussion Identify Old Floors in Kitchen
"Based on the look, the year and your location, I think that this is eastern white pine. Houses of that era in the east almost always were floored with pine nailed onto the joists.  A fancy upgrade was to face nail  5/16 or 3/8 hardwood…"
Apr 4
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Identify Old Floors in Kitchen

We are currently in the process of remodeling the kitchen of our circa 1890 home. After removing layers of linoleum we have begun to uncover the original finished floor of the kitchen. The boards are 1x6 tongue and groove boards nailed directly to the floor joists, no subfloor. We would like to use these as the finished floor. However, some glue is still stuck to the floor but I am hoping a good sanding would remove this. Can anyone identify what species of wood this floor is? I'm thinking it…See More
Apr 4

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