Hi, My wife and I live in a barn refurbished as a house We decided to redo the kitchen. When we lifted the carpet and the subflooring, we found a 100 year old pine floor (tongue and groove). We sanded it, and cleaned between the cracks.
And the cracks are the problem. The floor is now beautiful, but there are 1/8" cracks between each of the boards. I believe this crack was a deliberate design in those days. If this room were anything but the kitchen, I'd leave the cracks and clean them regularly. But in the kitchen, I'm worried about keeping them clean enough.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to fill the cracks, leave the beauty (with all its imperfections), and have the fix survive for a while?