floor framing

Old 10-14-04, 03:56 AM
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floor framing

I'm preparing to install new prefinished Kempas 3 1/2" floor in my sunroom addition of our 1875 "workmans cottage". I understand flooring should be laid 90 to joists, but what if the framing changes where the room takes a turn & half the floor runs with the joists. The subfloor is 3/4 sound plywood. What kind of problems should I anticipate & is there anything I might do to not have it happen.
Old 10-14-04, 11:58 AM
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I'm not sure about problems but one thing you might want to do is place supports between the joists to add some stability.
Old 10-16-04, 01:21 PM
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Wood floor changes directions

Wood flooring is installed perpendicular to floor joists. If joists change direction you can change the installation direction, too. Rip a spline from a piece of flooring or other wood and sand to the correct dimensions so that you can slip it inside the groove. This is sometimes called a 'slip tongue.' It allows you to slip the grooves of adjoining boards that are taking off in the new direction.

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