I just finished two rooms with hardwood flooring. I was told that the
flooring should go perpendicular to the joists. In one room I
remembered that. In the other I forgot.
The theory is that there's a tiny bit of flex between the joist that
will eventaully cause the flooring to sqeak and maybe bow ever so
slightly (but visibly).
I certainly don't plan to rip all the flooring up but I would like to
know just hw serious of a mistake did I make.....
The floor is nailed to the subfloor so it is not a question of falling
apart. I'd run it the way it looks best. This has been discussed before,
but there has been no evidence of any problems going in a different
Depends on subflooring material. Have 2 rooms of 3/4" oak flooring that has
to be redone because it was not perpend'r to joists. This was over 5/8" ply
and the hardwood planking is starting to swell and lift which results in
'speed bumps' all over the floor.
Could be due to moist indoor air and swelling of wood?
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If it's raising from swelling, the direction it's laid isn't going to
solve the problem. It's either on an inappropriate subfloor or has no
expansion room around edges or there is a moisture problem from
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