Directional Hardwood Flooring? - Flooring - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-04-2011, 03:34 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


I am having a house built, and in our contract I added that the hard wood floor be run left to right in the hallway and in the dining room with a perpendicular threshold piece to separate the two areas. Now that the floors are in(not as written in the contract) the contractor is saying they cannot be run as is in the contract due to the type of flooring. It is just 2" tongue and groove planks on a concrete slab. Is there any reason the flooring could only be run front to back instead of left to right with a threshold at a doorway?

Advertisement

JAHTIRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 04:50 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,646
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


on a wood floor the hardwood should be run perpendicular to the floor joists. on a concrete floor i wouldnt think it would make any difference which way it runs. if its stated in the contract then you should have them change it.

Advertisement

DannyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 04:55 PM   #3
Experienced
 
Jackofall1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Southern Michigan
Posts: 2,822
Rewards Points: 2,000
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


Welcome JAHTIRA, to the best dary DIY'r site on the web.

I wouldn't think it would make a difference on concrete either, except, everything I have read warns of even laying wood floors on concrete, without the proper preparations wood floors don't do real well on concrete.

This being a new build I would be more concerned with the moisture content in the concrete and how that will effect the floor.

Did you witness the preperation of the concrete, what was the moisture content, I don't want to scare you, but this would be an additional concern IMHO.

Mark
__________________
When its all said and done there is usually more said than done
Jackofall1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 05:01 PM   #4
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


I was not present at the time the floor was laid, or prepped. How long would it take for the moisture content of the slab to drop to an acceptable level?
JAHTIRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 06:19 PM   #5
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 1,646
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


i do know some engineered flooring is ok to glue down on concrete but have never did it personally.
solid hardwood is never supposed to be installed on concrete.
DannyT is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 06:29 PM   #6
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


Quote:
Originally Posted by DannyT View Post
i do know some engineered flooring is ok to glue down on concrete but have never did it personally.
solid hardwood is never supposed to be installed on concrete.
I will correct my self. In the contract it specifies "engineered oak flooring". So it "should" be ok. But as for the directionality of the flooring there is absolutely no reason it must be laid front to back versus left to right(other than not wanting as much waste).
JAHTIRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 07:04 PM   #7
Member
 
woodman58's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Blackwell, Missouri
Posts: 454
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


There is no reason the floor could not be run any way you want it. You could change direction any where you wanted to on concrete. I have been installing hardwood for 28 years. I think the contractor did not tell the installer about you preferance.
woodman58 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2011, 07:22 PM   #8
Newbie
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Posts: 4
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Directional hardwood flooring?


Thanks for all the help. I guess they will be prying up the floor and replacing it. Good thing it's not my money they are spending for all of their mistakes.

Advertisement

JAHTIRA is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
3/4 Hardwood Flooring over sufficient subfloor? bout time Flooring 3 06-20-2011 06:15 AM
Transition of Hardwood Flooring on Stairs rkirby Flooring 1 02-02-2011 07:06 PM
Hardwood flooring cupping Brian Lewis Flooring 14 12-06-2010 03:19 PM
Installing Hardwood Flooring on Concrete Flooring, Condo slickwilly789 Flooring 1 10-08-2010 09:53 PM
What type of Hardwood Flooring for Concrete Slab? talk show host Flooring 5 01-22-2010 09:37 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts