Replace or Repair?
I have a 120 year old Victorian home that I am slowly trying to renovate. Its part of a historic seaside village. The floor is partially visible under the wood mantle of the gas fireplace and is painted a pale green. Also it would appear that the livingroom had been 2 rooms; a porch or sitting room because the first 4 feet across the room are a little higher than the rest of the room. This was covered by the last owners with wall to wall carpeting. My dilema is whether to leave the carpet for another year and save up to refinish the existing floor or simply replace it with new hardwood flooring which I think will be cheaper. (Not really sure tho) Without lifting the carpet its difficult to see the real state of the floor boards. Any ideas or suggestions.
By your description it sounds as if there may have been a wall or two removed? I suppose you really won't know until the carpet is removed. The floor may be salvageable and you could have some gorgeous rare hardwood underneath.... but who knows. I don't think I've helped but....it looks like it's up to you
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