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Old 12-09-2008, 03:07 PM   #1
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wood floor direction in adjoining rooms


In my kitchen/dr I have 100 yr. old solid oak flooring running east-west. Am planning to have wood flooring installed in adjoining living room. My question is-does it have to be installed east-west or can it run north-south and look good? Thanks

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I would install it in the same direction. It will flow better.

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Old 12-09-2008, 08:50 PM   #3
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Hardwood should be installed across the joists, not with the joists. If it was engineered I guess it wouldn't matter in that regards? You could install regular hardwood parallel with the joists, but you'd want to add another layer of underlayment first to stiffen the floor, otherwise you may get waves in the floor. (Dips between joists.)

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