I want to install salvaged 0.25′ x 1.75′ oak flooring strips

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Q: I want to install salvaged 0.25′ x 1.75′ oak flooring strips over existing 0.75′ fir flooring. What procedures should I follow?

A: Not highly recommended. These old strip floors don’t offer much of a wear surface. They can usually be safely sanded 2 times. 3 If you are lucky. The floor you are looking at is recycled. After you install it, it won’t be flat and will need to be sanded again. I don’t think there would be enough left of it to make it worth your while.

Related Q: Is it possible to remove old linoleum from original hardwood and still be able to salvage the floor? I’ve peeled a few spots and the adhesive is remaining stuck to the original hardwood. I’m wondering if there is a product that can be used to help peel off the old adhesive?

A: You might be able to hire a floor refinisher who could sand off the adhesive. The floor would have to be in fairly good shape to take a sanding like this. If it is 3/8 strip, it may not be worth it.

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