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
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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