I am hoping someone can advise me on the correct path to take. I just had someone demo a quarry tile floor set in thinset, set on nailed down paneling installed flatside down? that was placed over raised 12x12 tar based like tiles? This was sitting on yellow pine flooring over a pine subfloor that sits on real 2" x 8" joists. This is a 1928 tudor, in the kitchen area and I am not removing the kitchen at this time.. There are a few plywood patches, and between the nails and a wall that was removed at one time( missing flooring there) I cant save the pine floor. Also there is a small 10x10 addition that was done years ago and where it attaches to the main house there is a inflection point with the rest of the kitchen sloping down to the other end of the kitchen. Do I go through the pain of ripping it out or do I screw it down really well, patch the bad areas and go over the floor. How bad would it be if I go over the floor with either new natural hickory hardwood or a laminate( which I'm not sure will be a nice as the hickory hardwood). Tile is out of the picture for both my wife and I , and we have a pretty heavy traffic house hold with a dog and two cats and three girls and a sliding glass door that gets alot of use in the kitchen. Also time right now is a scarce commodity for me these days. Isn't it always. Thanks for any ideas or directions that you could post.