I have just stripped all our rooms of their existing carpets. I have found that the existing floorboards are TG pine, about 12-18mm thick & 90-100mm wide. I don't know if they are still the original floorboards when the house was built, 1960's? It does seem as if they run at 3m strips, maybe longer. This is uncler as all the carpeting has not yet been lifted.
A new masonary partician wall seems to have been erected ontop of the floorboards, deviding the bathroom from one of the bedrooms. I can't see if the floorboards are running past the wall into the bathroom itself, or stops underneath the wall, somewhere.
I am thus uncertain if I can cut-away some of the existing floorboards next to the wall to make way for new floorboards as the next joist is under the wall itself, or leave the floorboards in-situ. This also leaves me with three options...
1. Do I lay wood laminate over the existing
2. Do I lay solid wood planks ontop of the existing
3. Repair damaged floorboards with wood filler, damaged by plumbers replacing copper pip work.
The last option I'm uncertain of as gaps betwen the floorboards have come-up in some areas and there are some deep cuts made in the wood by some previous DIY enthusiast.
I know that either options will raise the floor-level, but could someone advise me on the best option suitable for the situation please?