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Old 02-03-2010, 11:45 PM   #1
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We are having trouble deciding which way to run our wood floors. Please take a look at the plan and let me know what you think. Also, note the shape of the Entry and Hall. Thanks


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up-down..... i bet that's gonna be accross the joists...

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What joists are you referring to? This is over slab.
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I vote for east-west as I look at it. What kind of wood flooring? Engineered I hope.

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I vote horizontal for that picture as well
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Engineered wood floors is what we got.

I have another question. We had our slab leveled to make sure we had the best possible floor to start with, but we noticed around our sliding doors at the rear of the house that there is a small amount of wetness coming up thru the slab - approx. a 6 inch x 6 inch spot right at the corner of the door. It has been raining here in Austin for like 6 days now, and right out this back door is a deck with no landscaping. Do you have any recommendations on how we can keep this water from seeping in thru the slab? We will be using a vapor barrier, but I just want to take every step possible to keep the water out.

We still haven't decided on the direction to run the wood because everybody has a different opinion. I guess we will just have to decide. Thanks for your help. No gutters either, so that may be something we need to do.
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What joists are you referring to? This is over slab
now how was I supposed to know that? u didn't mention it....
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Sorry, forgot to mention that it was over slab.
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Disbanded - I'd suggest to run your wood 2 directions (I attached a pic) If you're wooding over all your areas (I wasn't sure - you have carpet and tile noted on your schematic).

I'd run it in the direction of the longest length of the room - down the lenth of the hallway and across the livingroom (left to right) and for the Kitchen and Entry I'd run it bottom to top.

This will also reduce the amount of cutting you have to do (like the entry way, for example, if you run it in the direction of the length it will be several long plank sections - cut to fit at one end. But if you ran it short-ways (right to left) you would have to do twice as much cutting)

Dual-direction flooring is done all the time, there are ways of laying and cutting so it's flush and smooth.
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up-down..... i bet that's gonna be accross the joists...


Since their are no floor joists - would you still run the floors up and down?
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yes... i like to enter a house and see the lines perpendicular to the door... Also, it will look nice if you do a picture frame around the fireplace and run your wood into that... you have 2 windows on each side of the FP.. i like running the wood with the direction the light enters through windows.
I know you have windows on the other wall too, but it just makes more sense to me this way...
your kitchen will seem small with wood running side to side(a lot of small rows). Afterall, it is just a matter of taste...
about the 2 directions post: i really think that would not work well in your case... you have a great open plan, you don't wanna break it into sections by changing direction in each area...

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