When we looked at our house before buying it we suspected that the brand new carpet in the living and dining rooms was covering original hardwood floors. The beautiful hardwood floors upstairs were one of the selling points of the house for us.
We had dining room carpet in our apartment in Dallas and we knew that we did not want to eat with a little one on carpet again. It is so messy!
We had plans to peel back the carpet and refinish the floors in the dining room. Curiosity killed the cat after closing and one of the very first things we did was peel back the carpet and look what we found!!! Hardwood floors in wonderful condition that needed no refinishing! Trim strips are drying from their coats of polyurethane in the garage and when they're ready the dining room floor "renovation" will be complete!
Here's a pic of the floors upstairs.
This is from when we saw the house before it was ours so the rug is not in the hallway anymore and you can see that beautiful wood.
more pics to come . . . lots of boxes to unpack