A couple of things:
1- I ‘tore up’ the vinyl floor in the kitchen (the quotes b/c it wasn’t even attached. Just laying there all gross). It was put down in 1985. I know this because that was the date on the newspaper they used to level the floor. Lame.
2- Under that was the expected orange/brown vinyl from the 60s/70s.
3- Under THAT is the original black/white with red border Lino. And it’s in really good shape.
No, I’m not keeping it. By good shape, I mean not terribly shitty, but not something I’d use. What it does tell me, is that the original pine subfloor is probably in great shape if the plywood the original Lino is on held up - it should be good as new. I looked in the basement and I see no gaps or cracks or anything, so the floor decision has been made:
TEAR IT ALL UP. SAND. SEAL. I’m not painting because it’s a really high-traffic area and I just don’t want to deal with that.the end. no waste. no money. I’m still afraid of it being cold. But on the plus side it’ll be cool in the summer, right?
In bathroom business, a new mirror was hung (too high. too late?), painting is almost done, and the shower curtain arrived. my god it’s almost done. three months later.