Help with Engineered Floor

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Old 12-01-04, 11:06 AM
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Question Help with Engineered Floor

I hope that someone can help us. We are in the process of building and are planning to put in an engineered floor in the main living areas of our house.
We have been told that hardwood needs to be put it in the opposite way that the floor joists go...our floor joists run east/west. Is this the same rule for an engineered floor?
It really would look much nicer to have the flooring run east/west but we are unsure if we can do that due to the joists.

Any help is appreciated!
Thanks,
Tina
 
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Old 12-01-04, 11:36 AM
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I'm going to move this to a more appropriate forum.
 
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If you add blocking, or another layer of plywood, 45 direction to stiffen the subfloor, you can then run the flooring how ever you wish.

The problem is with sagging between joist, makes gaps in the finished flooring over time.
 
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Old 12-01-04, 09:20 PM
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Thanks Perry,
I am sorry though, I don't know what "blocking" is? Could you advise more on that?
 
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Old 12-06-04, 10:05 PM
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Hi

Is this engineered floor going to be nailed down or glued together?

You can lay it any direction you wish and not worry about joists positions.
 
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Bosco, if you are installing a fastened or glued engineered or solid wood floor that will run parallel with the floor joist you are supposed to either install an extra layer of plywood "or" go underneath and install 2x6 blocking every 2 feet between the joist to stiffen the subfloor so you won't get that "washboard" effect that could occur.

You can also install the floor on a diagonal without adding plywood or blocking.

If you are "floating" the floor it would not matter which direction it was installed.
 
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Old 12-08-04, 04:41 PM
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With regards to the last questions, this floor is a snap/click together kind, so no glue/nails are needed. I am assuming that a "floating floor" means snap together?
Does that help clarify?
 
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Old 12-08-04, 04:54 PM
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HI

If its a simple snap toghter floating floor with under lay you can lay it any way u wish..............

 
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Old 12-08-04, 07:15 PM
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Thanks everyone for the help. I am glad that we can lay it the way we want...now just to convince the dads that we are doing things right
 
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Any way you want to bosco.
 
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