Hardwood with inlay surrounding unknown wood!
Just pulled up the 1960s broadloom in the living & dining rooms of our newly-bought old (1914-1924ish) 2.5 storey double-brick home to find the floors aren't fully hardwood. Never seen this before!
About 2 feet of 3/4-inch oak with dark inlay flooring runs around the perimeter of each 10' x 12' room, but in the centre there are planks of wood we can't identify.
Any idea what type of wood it's likely to be in the centre?
Anyone know why the flooring would have been done this way and when?
The 2nd floor rooms are all oak flooring with dark inlay.
The main floor entrance & trim is gumwood, we were told.