I am new to the forum, new to home owning and new to remodeling. Before buying a house I have never swung a hammer in my life. But I am learning. I have several projects under my belt, including framing, windows, plumbing and some others projects.
Anyways, my next project is to install some hardwood floors. I bought these “recycled” from a church. They are maple flooring, but they were used in a gymnasium, so they have paint on them. I have two questions.
1. Recommendations for removing the paint on the floors. These boards have never been refinished or sanded, so there is plenty of life in them. Should i run them through a planer and then lay them down, or should I lay them down and just sand it off with the floor sander?
2. I had to replace some the the sub-floor in the house (dry rot). It has been awhile but I believe it was 1 1/18″. But the new sub-floor doesn’t match up with the old sub-floor. There is close to 1/16″ difference in height. What should I do to fix this issue?
Any other tips and tricks would be appreciated too. I have never installed flooring before, and I am doing as much reading and research as I can.
Thanks in advance