It took us prying up four (4!) layers of various flooring materials before we hit the bottom.
Four sweat-inducing, swear-laden layers. Two layers of linoleum. A thick layer of plywood. And then a strange layer of cardboard backed roofing felt.
Yes, it was that much fun.
The findings? There is hardwood flooring underneath it all (pictures as soon as I get them loaded- and our DSL is up), but it’s covered in the adhesive used to glue the felt to the wood.
All I can say is WHY? WHY would anyone GLUE felt to beautiful hardwood floors? Did they know how much it would kill my renovating soul?!?
So, we’re still weighing the options- the easiest solution would be just to rip up the linoleum layers, and lay down laminate. The most authentic (and backbreaking) solution would be to rip it all up, and hope that an industrial strength floor sander will get up the adhesive…
The jury is still out as I continue to shudder in horror.