Maybe this is dumb, but I'm puzzled. I need to replace some of my tongue-and-groove porch flooring, and what I found at a lumberyard was what I'd call beadboard, rather than flooring. It is under an inch thick, one side is flat, the other has a v groove down the center and at each side--what I need is real porch flooring, not decking material or bead board.
Now, my porch flooring is single boards, with t and g joints between, and I'd swear it looks exactly like my interior oak flooring!
Was it likely that in 1908 the same type of flooring was used outside--that is, t and g strip flooring?