If you buy an older property which may be surprised by what is hidden under the carpet or linoleum exhausted. In the 60s and 70s when the carpets wall-to-wall is actually taken from a lot of the original wood floors covered. The past is often used flooring wood trees they grow high quality, with fine grain structure. You can take possession of the property under a clump of coral.
How to know if you have hardwood floors hidden? Well, you can play detective to get cap space ventilation, but do not have to pull the carpet again. The only way to really evaluate what kind of plant, but had to remove the carpet, linoleum or materials installed. You have to be prepared for what lies beneath - if you decide to do this project is really going to take time, and may require sanding and finishing the floor uncovered at least.
Although you can also keep linoleum floors and other wood in the background resources, may be more difficult to get, because you may have to remove the adhesive or mortar. Linoleum flooring is often installed on the incoming wood subfloor. This additional step was added to prevent linoleum ripple, and that means you have to remove the linen. Then use a magnet to find the screws that hold the wood sub floor and delete the original (use strawberries, so as not to damage the ground floor).
Carpeted floors can be easier to solve. Carefully cut the carpet into sections that are easy to remove. In some cases, it can be seen together with a ton of bearing nails, staples or glue. It is more difficult to do their job and flooring damaged original. Be careful when this recession can help minimize further damage, even to prevent further damage that might consider leaving the nail. You can add a distressed or antique look. Use the pry bar and hammer to remove the tactical part.
When you're done you'll have the floor revealing a better idea of the amount of work required to run. Soil may have stains and other damage, which can be best handled by a professional. Depending on the condition of the wood that you can go with a light sanding and a few stains, but some wood repair, patching (took the wood to match the hidden places such as closets) or required refinishing competition, if it is too far away, a complete paint job. Your other option is to install a new wood or new carpet. Do not be too disappointed - no matter what you see, this project is an investment in your home (and much better that the old worn carpet will).Thanks