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post #1 of 7 Old 05-27-2020, 03:16 PM Thread Starter
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Can someone please help identify what type of wood flooring this is? Home built in 1912 central PA
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post #2 of 7 Old 05-27-2020, 04:54 PM
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I'm leaning towards southern yellow pine. Popular flooring choice all over the east in older homes, even up here in the northeast.
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post #3 of 7 Old 05-28-2020, 08:37 AM
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Pine

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post #4 of 7 Old 05-28-2020, 08:48 AM
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welcome to the forum, Andrew.
why do you ask ?? is this your home or one you are working on?
what are your intentions with it. do you have any repairs to make ?

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Its pine. If that is the finished floor, I don't think its salvageable.

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To determine how much can be sanded, you can use a 3x5 card stock between the boards... to measure the depth between the surface and the tong. Pine floors were common... usually used in rooms that were not show rooms as in bedrooms, closets, attics, thus saving cost. Parlors and dining rooms usually is where a higher more expensive quality flooring was used. Just basic economics. I like the look of a pine floor, and would refinish it in a heartbeat.
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It is a beautiful Pine floor as is ......

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To determine how much can be sanded, you can use a 3x5 card stock between the boards... to measure the depth between the surface and the tong. Pine floors were common... usually used in rooms that were not show rooms as in bedrooms, closets, attics, thus saving cost. Parlors and dining rooms usually is where a higher more expensive quality flooring was used. Just basic economics. I like the look of a pine floor, and would refinish it in a heartbeat.

I would not even refinish it if it were me. The patina is irreplaceable and you will not get it back. Unless there are considerable differences in the height of the boards, leave it alone!

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)

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