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I am a first time home owner and know very little about home improvement stuff. Our house was built in 1930 and is fully carpeted. I am trying to figure out whether its possible that we have hardwood floors under the carpets - but when I pull up the carpets I see what does not appear to be wood at all. It is smooth and hard and grayish-brown. Can anyone tell me what this is? Is there a chance that there are hardwood floors under this?

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Thank you so much for the responses! So for a 1930 house, what else could have been the original subfloor other than hardwoods? Is it possible that they put plywood down back then? Are there any other options? If there are no hardwood floors - is it more likely that the house never had them, or that they were removed at some point along the line? One odd thing about our house is that it was moved to its current location in 1970.. Would that affect the floors at all?

So if it is particle board, is it even worth trying to figure out whether there is hardwood underneath? How do i even get it off? If it was nailed to hardwood floors - Im guessing there is no way to fix multiple nail holes in hardwood? Is it possible there could be a layer inbetween the particle board and the potential hardwood floors?

thanks again for all the advice!
 
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