Wood floor install parallel to floor joists?


  #1  
Old 03-03-07, 09:25 AM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 553
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Wood floor install parallel to floor joists?

I'm checking out installing some "real wood" flooring in hall through kitchen. Those I've seen at big box stores from Bruce and Armstrong etc... have varying instruction on installing these products parallel to floor joists. I have to do so to make it look right.
In general, how much of an issue is this for this type of flooring; that is, are manufacturers covering their butts legally when practically it is not an issue for most installs? Any suggestions as to which is better to use in this situation: a glue down versus a staple down or floating system?
I'm trying to use something like a 3/8" thick or so real wood product so that I can lessen issues related to raising floor height with a 3/4" or so product.
TIA,
Bob
 
  #2  
Old 03-09-07, 05:16 PM
B
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Near Philly
Posts: 553
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
bump; anyone with a comment?
 
  #3  
Old 03-09-07, 05:44 PM
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Austin, TX
Posts: 5,073
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
It is your house and you can do it any way you wish. It may not be recommended, but who is going to know but you, especially in a small area like a hall. Gluing it down, will make it stouter.
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: