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Looking for old pine planks under many layers of floor

I live in a 3 story brick row house built in 1890. The previous homeowners ripped up carpet in the top two floors to reveal wonderful old pine floors that look like this (after being sanded down and refinished with several coats of poly):


However, on the first floor, they installed a laminate floor that was meant to look like the old pine but in my opinion looks very fake and horrible. I decided to do some investigative work to find out whether any of that old pine flooring still lives underneath the laminate, so I pulled up some of the laminate at the edge of the doorway leading to the basement, and this is what I found:


Basically it looks like an engineered (I think) parquet floor on top, but then there are several other layers underneath. I was wondering if anybody has any idea what these other layers could be (i.e. how likely is it that those old pine floors are in here somewhere).

Re: Looking for old pine planks under many layers of floor

The old pine is probably down there but getting to it will not be easy and then it will be full of nail holes. And that is allot of thickness built up on it so trim and doors will most likely have gaps at the bottom.

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