i am a new home buyer faced with the task of sorting out the lounge/ dining room flooring. The previous owner had parquet flooring laid down (i think oak), which has now gone chipped and jaded. the adhesive has come loose in places, making the flooring creak as i walk. some of the panels have also come off in places.
my question is what would be the best way to go from here. repair individual tiles or replace the parquet flooring? my end point was to have the the lounge carpetted. in this case does the underflooring have to be replaced or are there any cheaper alternatives.
any advise will be most welcome.