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A safe bet ( house) ?

Would it be a safe bet that a house that was built in 1904 has hardwood floors under the carpet that was put in in the 70s ( along with the wood paneling) ....

Was other types of flooring used in houses built then ?

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:54 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in Just for Fun

Answers (4)
  • I've once heard house built back then are better then the house built now.

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 11:56 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Yes maybe a safe guess. Pull up a corner and check though. My home is a 1959 house. We pulled up carpets all throughout and have hardwood floors, but under the kitchen laminate was concrete.

    Answer by txdaniella at 12:05 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • oops, I meant ours was built in 1950.

    Answer by txdaniella at 12:05 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

  • Oh yea, Id be SERIOUSLY looking at the property disclosure's for a 1904 house. Your looking for the word, ASBESTOS in a home that old. Also cloth wiring, and what they used in insulation for it. They still used wad's of newspaper in the walls back then!!! Get an inspector to go over the house with a fine tooth comb. Houses back then are NOT always built better, but generally they have things modern houses dont. Did you actually lift the carpet up to SEE the wood floors and condition? or did you trust the ad's word? You might also want to make sure the foundation is stable and that NO mud jacking was done to it. Im a Realtor so I know what Im talking about here. What state is this home in? in a 1904 house you can bet it's NOT a safe bet.

    Answer by vbruno at 12:09 AM on Apr. 12, 2011

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