Re: Replacing floor planks in old house
There are three alternatives:
Have new flooring milled from new stock by a custom mill. Will look like new wood.
Find suitable salvage flooring in a matching width and species. Will better match what you have, but often impossible to find.
Have new flooring milled from reclaimed material. Will still look fairly new because it's free of most defects, but is very expensive.
These are listed in my estimation of cost from lowest to highest.
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