We have finally discovered a floor to be proud of, under the lino, plywood, laminate and carpet was a wooden floor ingrained with over 80 years of dust and dirt.
The floor has been repaired and patched over the years with a myriad of different methods and materials, from thick boards to thin boards and from oak to pine. The floor tells the story of 80 years of use from tiny feet.
The most time consuming task of all has been the sanding! We hired in an industrial floor sander, however the floor would not yield easily, we needed 5 packs of sanding sheets to break through the stain and decay to reach what you see above you.
Whats next, well how do we finish the floor?? a natural varnish so you can see the different woods and patterns, or do we stain the floor a darker colour so they all match... we shall see.