Flooring questions - heart pine & random width?
We are looking for wood flooring for certain areas of our 1906 Arts & Crafts (-ish) house - namely, the foyer, downstairs hallway, kitchen and family room (which is an addition). We are in the NYC area - would heart pine be a valid choice in this area? I seem to keep seeing it mentioned as a purely southern product, and wasn't sure if it would be out of place here. Also, I've seen some beautiful random width reclaimed floors - but again, would random width look out of place in a 1906 house? I usually think of them as being in the much older homes. We aren't looking for absolute authenticity (the addition of a family room would ruin that right away) but if something would look completely out of place I'd like to avoid it. The remaining floors (that we'll be keeping & refinishing) are standard width fir I believe (or so I've been told). Opinions appreciated - thanks!