old, rotten wood floors
We have to rip up very old carpets (from the 70's) & get new floors. I have no idea what to get or where to start.
Our floors are horrible, if you go down the basement & look up - you will see pipes, wires etc. then the floor from upstairs. I want to be prepared before I have someone come in & look at these floors. It is an old row house, over 100 years old. I really do not know what the old floors are? Pine maybe?? I don't know anything about wood.....
The basement is a cement basement.
Has anyone gone thru this experience in an old house?
Any advice, tips?
We have cats. So I would need something durable. I want hardwood not laminate.
I would like to go green & do bamboo BUT I would like to hear others comments about it.
ANY suggestions would be greatly appreciated, I really need help. I live in Phila.