Our resourceful floor re-finisher, who is quite passionate about historic floors, has found some new wide plank white pine floor boards for us to use in our kitchen. They have been sitting in storage at a nearby saw mill nearby and were surprisingly affordable.
While the two bathrooms had the original wide plank flooring beneath the linoleum, the kitchen floors did not. These new wide planks are the next best thing as they are the same wood species (white pine) and similar width as the floor boards throughout the rest of the house.
They are resting in the kitchen, becoming acclimated to the environment, before they are installed.
Here are some updates on the floors in the rest of the house. The sanding of the dining room floor is nearly done.
Just the edges around the perimeter of the room remain.
The sanding in the west parlor is done. This photo shows the width of some of the original plank floors.
Here is the north side of that room.
It's hard to believe that one day we will be cozying up to a fire in this room (hopefully by Christmas).
Here is the north side of the west parlor.
The east parlor (otherwise referred to as the office) is now also paint free. The downstairs bathroom is just off the office, which has yet to be sanded.
Here's the north side of the office.
Things are progressing slowly but surely on the rest of the house.