12:37PM | 12/29/05
Member Since: 12/28/05
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We're redoing the kitchen in our 1890 Victorian farmhouse. We took out the carpet, linoleum and plywood layers of floor to discover 2" wide maple floors. Lucky as this may seem, they really are not in good shape. They have serious nail bleeds and gaps between them (1/4-3/8"). We are trying to decide what is best to do on a shoestring budget. Our options are: a)try to fix, sand and refinish the floors as they are; b) cover them over with new flooring; c) sand, fill gaps and paint them. My concern over covering them with new flooring is: will it hurt the integrity of the floors to stick new floor tiling to them? How bad is trying to live with a painted old floor? Is there any remedy for nail bleeds? Any advice would be so much appreciated!

Thank you,

Avery in CT
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