1 inch flooring strips
The flooring in this Pennsylvania arts and craft house is 1 inch strips of oak with darker accent strips of the same style added as accent around the perimeter. A large segment of the living room has been removed and patched with plywood.
1) Is it practical or possible to match, mill and replace with new flooring? Would the natural aging of the wood prohibit this option? How would we find a supplier or mill? If we could get the wood, how would we find an installer familiar with this flooring?
2) Would it be feasible to take up the flooring in a contained den area and reuse it to restore the living room? If so, what is the best way to get it up in order to minimize damage? What is the best way to reinstall to avoid gaps and creaks since it is not grooved?
3) Should we give up on saving the floor? (It's a 4th generation family house, so a high price tag or lots of sweat may seem more reasonable to us than to others. The floor is one of my favorite details in the house. )