As many of you know, I am now living in an old house built in 1875. This little hunting lodge has been built onto and "updated" in various ways over the decades. However, by no means has it been gutted and modernized. It is still quirky, charming, and a headache at times. There is still lots to do and fix in this "diamond in the rough." Yes that's right, we are still mostly in the rough! Because the house still has a non-touched state, it has charming surprises to offer up as we keep working on fixing it's old bones. Just so you know, I prefer pleasant surprises versus those "oh shit, wtf do we do now" surprises. Finding an original linoleum floor under the old, dirty shag rug in my work room was a pleasant one. I don't know much about old linoleum flooring, but my guess is that this floor might be 1930's or older. The floor is in really good condition considering it's age. Eventually, down the road sometime, we plan on renovating the spare bedrooms and putting in hardwood floors. At that time, I plan on carefully removing the linoleum. As luck would have it, the floor is not glued down. Instead it is tacked down along the edges and a metal strip is used to hold it into place across the center of the room. In the mean time, I'm hoping to research and find some information on the best way to clean and preserve the floor. After all, an old linoleum floor is much easier for me to live with than dirty, tan shag carpeting.