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Old 01-03-2009, 10:56 PM   #1
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laying hardwood floor?


i will be laying 3/4" x 3 1/4" hardwood floors in new construction. the subfloor is 3/4" t&g osb, screwed and glued to joists. how important is it to run floor boards at 90 degree angle to, and nailed at the floor joists? it is a good soild floor.

on hallways, does it look odd (big no no) to have the flooring run crossways instead of lengthways?

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Yes... nail to the studs. Where you cannot do this (hallway) use a nailing stapler instead. Generally you will run flooring perpendicular to the joist and maintain this direction everywhere. Do not run it lengthwise down the hall.

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thanks,
the installer said that it should be perpendicular to the main entrance for a more pleasing visual appeal.

i had never heard of that, but i don't have an eye for that detail. i am thinking perpendicular to joists should be a goal whenever possible beacuse on the more secure nailing. hallway would look much better lenght ways no matter the joists.

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hardwood flooring is always laid perpendicular to the studs.
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