I am just replacing the floor boards; what would the proper term be?
My joists are 16" on center. The old boards run diagonally. First guy says
the new synthetic (undecided at the moment between composite or PVC) boards
have to go perpendicular because they would have inadequate support
otherwise. Second guy says diagonally is fine.
Second guy says once the nailed in old boards are pulled out the joists
won't take new screws; he will attach 2x4s to the joints to take screws.
First guy doesn't think that is necessary.
First guy or second guy right?
Third guy (well, actually the first chronologically) spent 2 hours measuring
and showing me samples. Never heard from him again; won't answer my calls.