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Old flooring, 1700-1800s house

Sarah Lucas
4 months ago

We pulled up our old nasty carpet and found beautiful hardwood floors underneath. The house age hasn't been determined yet (records say 1948 but we know they're wrong because we know people who had relatives living here before that). But we think it's either late 1700s or early 1800s. My brother says these floors look like heart pine. Does anyone know the best way to figure out if they are and then the best protective finish for them? Or how to date a fireplace without taking it apart?

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