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Restoring hardwoods in kitchen in 100 yr old home

Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:31 am

My wife and I bought a 100 yr. old home 2 and a half years ago. We've remodeled most of the house and are now working on the kitchen, then the last 2 small 1/2 baths, then pull up the carpet and we're done with the interior for now. My question is this:
We have linoleum flooring in the kitchen, probably from the 50's. It is in terrible shape and we're pulling it up this weekend. They installed black felt paper under the flooring, resulting in a tar-ish black coating well infused into the wood. I am curious if anyone has tried to sand this and how effective that was? Thank you in advance for your input.
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