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Old 01-24-2008, 06:06 PM   #1
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I'm building a new house and my floor joist are running the same direction that I want to run the wood flooring, can I use 2" x 4" sleepers every 16 inches between the floor joists & nail the 3/4" tongue & groove boards into them? I would prefer to do this rather than installing another level of sub-flooring.

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One solution would be to install a your tongue&groove onto the subfloor at a 45-degree angle; this isn't the direction you originally wanted but it's a simple and unique design element.

If you still want the original direction, you might be able to get away with an extra subfloor for support that will certainly be less thicker than a 2x4.

Either way, I'd make sure to consult an engineer whenever you want to make changes that affect structural integrity.

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I'm building a new house and my floor joist are running the same direction that I want to run the wood flooring,
Ayuh,..... I gotta be missing something here,.....

This Wood Flooring,... This isn't the finish floor is it,..??
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Thanks for your inputs. I actually got an answer from someone at the National Wood Flooring Association that makes sense. He said:

"Without installing another layer of subfloor material the option is to install 2” x 6” braces every 2’ between the floor joists."

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