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1victorianfarmhouse 10-01-2010 10:45 PM

Identifying Wood Floors in Victorian House
 
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I'm trying to identify what kind of wood this is that was installed in my 1895 house. I believe the flooring was added some years after the house was built.

The first picture shows the flooring as it looks in most of the house. The second photo shows the newer refinishing and the earlier finishing. The third photo shows a section that is unfinished and was under a carpet in the master bedroom.

The more recent (lighter) finish seems to be very tough, but also very thin as it is not filling up the imperfections, etc in the wood much like paint, polyurethane, etc. What could it be?

I have seen similar floors in other Victorian houses in the area. This seems to have been popular, but I get the impression that it was not original. Comments and answers welcome.

As always, thanks!

vince


1victorianfarmhouse 10-01-2010 10:45 PM

Identifying Wood Floors in Victorian House
 
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I'm trying to identify what kind of wood this is that was installed in my 1895 house. I believe the flooring was added some years after the house was built.

The first picture shows the flooring as it looks in most of the house. The second photo shows the newer refinishing and the earlier finishing. The third photo shows a section that is unfinished and was under a carpet in the master bedroom.

The more recent (lighter) finish seems to be very tough, but also very thin as it is not filling up the imperfections, etc in the wood much like paint, polyurethane, etc. What could it be?

I have seen similar floors in other Victorian houses in the area. This seems to have been popular, but I get the impression that it was not original. Comments and answers welcome.

As always, thanks!

vince


1victorianfarmhouse 10-01-2010 10:45 PM

Identifying Wood Floors in Victorian House
 
3 Attachment(s)

I'm trying to identify what kind of wood this is that was installed in my 1895 house. I believe the flooring was added some years after the house was built.

The first picture shows the flooring as it looks in most of the house. The second photo shows the newer refinishing and the earlier finishing. The third photo shows a section that is unfinished and was under a carpet in the master bedroom.

The more recent (lighter) finish seems to be very tough, but also very thin as it is not filling up the imperfections, etc in the wood much like paint, polyurethane, etc. What could it be?

I have seen similar floors in other Victorian houses in the area. This seems to have been popular, but I get the impression that it was not original. Comments and answers welcome.

As always, thanks!

vince


1victorianfarmhouse 10-09-2010 11:35 PM

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Thanks Guys!

I didn't realize it, but upon closer inspection, nose to the floor with my glasses off, there is definitely a difference between the two types of wood. One is clearly oak, but the other isn't.... I've attached a few more pics, the oak pieces are diagonal, whereas the unknown ones are straight. I don't know enough to make an educated guess, and I'd think a few trips to a big box store would leave me even more confused. Maple? Birch?

vince


1victorianfarmhouse 10-09-2010 11:35 PM

More Pics
 
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Thanks Guys!

I didn't realize it, but upon closer inspection, nose to the floor with my glasses off, there is definitely a difference between the two types of wood. One is clearly oak, but the other isn't.... I've attached a few more pics, the oak pieces are diagonal, whereas the unknown ones are straight. I don't know enough to make an educated guess, and I'd think a few trips to a big box store would leave me even more confused. Maple? Birch?

vince


1victorianfarmhouse 10-09-2010 11:35 PM

More Pics
 
3 Attachment(s)

Thanks Guys!

I didn't realize it, but upon closer inspection, nose to the floor with my glasses off, there is definitely a difference between the two types of wood. One is clearly oak, but the other isn't.... I've attached a few more pics, the oak pieces are diagonal, whereas the unknown ones are straight. I don't know enough to make an educated guess, and I'd think a few trips to a big box store would leave me even more confused. Maple? Birch?

vince



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