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 Post subject: 1870 laminate wood floor?
PostPosted: Tue Aug 20, 2019 1:30 am 
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Built in 1870, the subfloor looks to be t&g 1x3-4. the top layer you walk on is this narrow thin stuff. about 2 inches wide and about 1/4 inch thick. it resembles lath in its dimensions. it seems to be just glued down somehow. anyone see this before?


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 Post subject: Re: 1870 laminate wood floor?
PostPosted: Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:47 am 
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This type of flooring is usually square-edged and starts out at five sixteenths inch thick. It has nails through the top that are set about an eighth inch deep and the nail heads are covered with colored putty. If you look across the rows of boards there will be rows of nails about 7 inches apart. Early floors were scraped before there were electric sanders. As the flooring gets thinner from sanding, there will be rows of nails that will need re-setting and the nail holes puttied. I think that this type of floor originated in Sweden


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 Post subject: Re: 1870 laminate wood floor?
PostPosted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 8:26 am 
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noisycricket wrote:
Built in 1870, the subfloor looks to be t&g 1x3-4. the top layer you walk on is this narrow thin stuff. about 2 inches wide and about 1/4 inch thick. it resembles lath in its dimensions. it seems to be just glued down somehow. anyone see this before?


Sounds interesting. Do you have a picture you can post?


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 Post subject: Re: 1870 laminate wood floor?
PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 8:10 am 
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I think it would be a great idea.


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