1930's House Wood Flooring.
I bought a 1930's beach house with a 1997 addition. The living room had a horrible carpet in it that I decided to pull up. I did and under it was this horrible floral pattern linoleum. It was so brittle that it rips right up. Under it is a beautiful wood plank floor.
I'd like to seal that floor and use it as my flooring in the living room but my parents say that it's the subfloor and not meant to be uncovered. It is the last layer of flooring - I can look up from under the house and see the bottom of it. But it is wonderful shape both on the top and bottom.
Can I finish it. I live in MI so we do have some cold winters here - would the drafts be to much?
The floor looks as if it was tongue and groove.