Flooring Direction


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Old 11-14-20, 04:35 PM
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Flooring Direction

I'm referencing hardwood or laminate flooring in this post. Something that is real wood or looks like real wood.

What is the proper direction to run flooring? Most of the houses I see have the planks running from the front door to the back door. But, most of these houses are deeper than they are wide..

What if the house is wider than it is deep? Do you still go front door to back door? Or do you go side to side since the longer dimension is the width?

I know this is really all just personal preference, but I just wasn't sure if there was a standard to go by. If I called the floor people to install my floor and all I said to them is : "Install my floor." What would they do?

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Old 11-14-20, 04:45 PM
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Typically they should run perpendicular to the joists. This most often means the flooring is parallel with the longest walls and hallways. Its not a hard fast rule, but generally its a good idea.
 
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Old 11-15-20, 11:08 AM
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It will also help make the room look wider ...
 
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My upstairs is all hardwood lain perpendicular to the joists. My downstairs living room and dining room is lain at a 45* angle which we really like. A bit more labor and waste but I nice appearance.
 
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Old 11-15-20, 11:46 AM
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\/ . are your LR and DR areas more 'square' .. hence the flooring at 45*..?
I can see how that would look nice..
 
 

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