I'm getting ready to install red oak flooring in my master bedroom. About half of the room is in the original part of the structure, the other half is part of an addition. The joists in the original part of the house run perpendicular to the direction of the original flooring. I want to run the new flooring in the same direction of all the rest as the home's original flooring.
I've read that running hardwood parallel to the floor joists is not advisable. Does anyone have any experience with this type of issue? What can I do to the addition part of the room to avoid any issues?
Ideally its best if you can run perpendular to the joists but I would say you will be fine. Just be sure to screw (not nail) the subloor to the joists...say, every 8" on the deck and every 4-6" at the seams. You can also apply some PL Premium if it puts your mind at ease but I generally only use that on the perimeter boards