Reversing direction

Old 11-07-02, 01:42 PM
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Reversing direction

I am helping install Bruce Hardwood (solid wood) T & G floor in a bedroom this weekend.

The hallway is already done (several years ago), and they want the planks from the hall to match the planks in the bedroom. So strting at one end and working to the other probably will not guarantee that the planks will match. There is no threshold, just regular T&G plank at 90 degree was used.

I am thinking of starting at the planks entering the room, this way, they will be lined up. The question is, when I start going the other direction, I can just put the planks groove-to-groove and start going the opposite direction?

I have done this before, but only for short distance entering a closet. Do I have to worry about the groove-to-groove boards cupping because they are not installed groove-to-tongue as usual?

Should I try and glue togther?

Old 11-07-02, 03:47 PM
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If I'm not mistaken there are splines available for going groove-groove. Otherwise I think the thing to do would be manufacture your own so that the adjoining boards are attached.
Old 11-08-02, 05:18 AM
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Slip tongue

For this you will need a slip tongue. Any good flooring store will carry them. you put the tongue into the groove and nail it like you would the regular flooring and then the next piece of flooring with the groove toward the slip and wallah you have reversed the direction.


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Did you give Cosgrove a call at Brazilian Direct?

Old 11-08-02, 06:06 PM
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For some reason the page you e-mailed me put like a 1000 windows on my screen when i clicked the contact button it took me like an hour just to close them all.

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