Flooring

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Flooring design ideas for old house interiors, including hardwood, tile, linoleum, painted floors and salvaged flooring materials. 

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Reclaimed wood flooring

The History of Wood Flooring

Gleaming tongue-and-groove hardwood floors might seem like the standard for old houses, but that wasn’t always the case, as a trip through wood flooring history illustrates.

Narrow boards create the refined floors of Mrs. Bell's bedroom in the 1881 Isaac Bell House in Newport, Rhode Island.

Wood Flooring Q & A

A rundown of the common issues that surface in the quest to manage old floors or blend in new flooring seamlessly.

Henry Hobson Richardson, the Victorian architect whose concepts touched the modern era, pioneered the open plan with broad spaces like the living hall of Stonehurst (1883) in Waltham, Massachusetts, which flows unobstructed to adjacent rooms.

Evolution of the Open Floor Plan

Never as obvious as the periodic costume-change of exterior house styles, the form of interior spaces has been in constant evolution since the first houses appeared on this continent.

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