I'm bringing a lake cabin back to life and opting for less-expensive repairs so we can afford to enjoy it, rather than make it beautiful and have to rent it out or sell it.
I pulled the nasty old carpet out of the main room, exposing water-stained but mostly sound particleboard. (Roof leaked.)
I'm considering 3 options, starting with the one that leaves the most $ in the bank towards a pitched roof & loft:
1. patching and painting the particleboard
2. laying 1/2" plywood over the particleboard, and finishing the plywood with polyurethane or paint
3. laying fir or hardwood flooring. Would this require a plywood underlayment for nailing?
All advice and opinions are appreciated. Thank you.