Today, Laurie and I decided to take out the old flooring. (bad idea) There was 2 layers of linoleum and what looked like a layer of tar paper under that. We had to scrape the tar paper to get it to come off.
I cut the linoleum into pieces and pulled it up. (with a crowbar since it was stuck to the tar paper)
Underneath the 3 layers is hardwood flooring. We don't know why someone would have covered them with tar paper. (Maybe they used it as a vapor barrier back then) We had thought about refinishing the hardwood, but the tar has gotten into the wood grain and we aren't sure if we would be able to get the finish to look good. It looks like new linoleum will be going down.
We are off to watch the race now. (Our normal Sunday activity)
Go Jimmie #48 & Kasey #9