We have bought a house built in the 1980's when our area of TEXAS was still the wild wild west, so we are not talking skilled craftsmen here. My floors appear to be made of some kind of 5-6" planks (my Dad thinks walnut but walnut trees are not local)that have about a 1/4 inch space between them. The other owners had linoleum in the center, rolled newspaper in the cracks, and painted the area showing with a mustard colored paint. The walls are made of cypress.
I'd like to leave the floors natural with just some polyurathane on them once I have sanded them, but I don't know what to do about the spaces. I think if I putty the spaces it will look ugly, like stripes.
Has anyone run into this? And how did you deal with it?
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