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Old 08-22-2011, 01:20 PM   #1
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We have 3/4" red oak hardwood through out our 1 story ranch with the exception of two kids bedrooms and the Master bedroom. Would like to add to the master. Not exactly sure but they are the narrow ~2.5" strips. Original material was a pre-finish supplied by the builder.

Would a professional consider it acceptable to install the new floor at 90 degrees to the existing?....or is that considered "odd" looking. Seems like it would be difficult at best to try to go back and mix it into the old to keep it all running in the same direction.

Help settle the debate for me and the misses...needs some Pro's recommendations, thank you.

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Not a pro, but have laid a fair amount of HW, I would keep it in the same direction, I believe it looks better and if you look at the floor joist my guess is the HW is laid perpendiculat to them, as it should be.

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Didn't even consider the joists, yes you are correct the current HW is perpendicular.

How "big" a job is it to mix new into old across an existing 32" doorway into the bedroom?
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For a pro, they do it all the time, I am sure they could do it right in stride with and not miss a beat.

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