Hardwood floors are one of the character-defining features of old houses, but over the years, they can start to show signs of wear and tear—and not in a good way. Fortunately, most wood-floor issues are easily fixable, whether through a simple patch or a new finish coat. And if your old floors are truly too far gone to salvage, there are plenty of options on the market for mimicking their well-worn charm. Check out the articles below to find out what your options are for renewing old floors, and how to implement solutions.
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From Goodwin Heart Pine
Goodwin's River-Recovered Heart Pine is reclaimed flooring with a twist—the boards come from the bottom of the Suwanee River, where they sank hundreds of years ago as they were being shipped downstream from logging mills. A rare treasure preserved by the spring-fed river, the logs are retrieved by divers, then slowly air- and kiln-dried and milled into durable, character-filled boards in a variety of lengths and specifications.
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