I just got into my first home this week and the first thing I did was to remove the carpet hoping very hard to find nice wood flooring underneath. Of course, that didn't happen.
I found the original 1890 pine wood planks on half of the house and the rest (an extension) is just plywood sitting right on the floor joists.
Now here is my issue; I would really like to refinish the little original wood flooring I have left. I don't care if it matches the new flooring or not, I want to keep the house's original floor where possible (just makes me happy)
Some of the planks are in really bad shape, brittle, splintering off, some pieces broken off....I guess I just want to hear from folks that have had experience refinishing 100+ year old pine floors. I am adding a picture of where the the wood meets the ply.