Hi, I'm purchasing a 1923 bungalow with heart of pine flooring everywhere
except the dining room and kitchen, which have linoleum, and I want wood
floors in the dining room. I've looked at a cutaway of the floor (which is
over a crawlspace) and there is a bottom layer of tongue and groove wood
(which may be the same heart of pine that's elsewhere in the house), some
kind of plastic or fabric overlay, and then the linoleum.
I know that the wood underneath may not be in suitable shape for flooring,
but I figure unless I want a step up from the rest of the house, I'm going
to need to remove the linoleum anyway--if the wood's in good shape, it's a
bonus; if not, I just install it.
Anyone experienced with this or have any advice?