The 1890’s home contained some nice, wide old-growth pine wood floors. Over the years they had been painted and covered in newspaper, multiple layers of tile, and carpet. Also, because they were soft wood they developed extensive wear patterns and shallow spots in high traffic areas. As a result, they weren’t great candidates for re-use again as flooring.
Rather than give up on the product and send it off to a landfill, we decided to flip it over, plane it, seal both sides and re-purpose it as soffit facing.