What can we reason but from what we know? -Alexander Pope

Fearless Faith

Choosing the right plank to stand on

It was time for something to change regarding a worn and splintery edge-grain fir floor. Options were rather simple but limited: tear out and replace, sand and refinish or lay new prefinished flooring over the old. Sensible arguments could be made for any of the choices. Tearing out would likely expose any flaws that might be of concern regarding the current floor and allow for a more thorough inspection that might discover particular problems since the house was built in 1917.

On the other hand, the current floor appears to have many years of life remaining in spite of several small repairs t...


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