Wood floor layout?

footwedgeSeptember 4, 2011

Is it ok to place one of the floor planks at the threshold between adjacent rooms to allow the floor to run the long direction of the adjoining room? I'm thinking of running the planks in the kitchen and the adjacent dinning room and foyer in opposite directions (normal to each other).

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
floorguy

Yes, direction changes are fine, as long as the joist are running opposite the flooring, or another layer of plywood is added to beef up the subfloor, or if you are going over concrete.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 6:45PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
footwedge

is this commonly done or personal preference? I'm just used to seeing wood floors all continuous.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 7:16PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lizzie_nh

I think it's a personal preference. I would prefer my wood to always run parallel to the longest side of the room, which will necessitate a direction change. I also personally prefer that look, including a threshold. A lot of older houses are that way. Then again, I also like the broken up layout of traditional houses (in contrast to open concept which is popular today. I actually like that changing direction and using a threshold intensifies the "individual room" look of a traditional layout.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2011 at 7:31PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Reviews : Brazilian direct - http://www.brazilianhardwood.com/ -
Did any one purchase solid hardwood from Brazilian...
luxman
cleaning hardwood floors & tile floors
What's best way to clean hardwood floors.... how can...
kat123
Bamboo Floor Disaster
Hi, I got new bamboo floors when I renovated my NYC...
katefriedmann
concret floors
can you put linoleum on bare concret floors
marykwiley
peg and groove hardwood floors
I have a 1931 home with a hardwood floor in the main...
zagyzebra
Sponsored Products
Fifth Wheel Birdhouse
$17.99 | zulily
MatterMade | Simple Machines Stool
YLiving.com
Cal Lighting BO-2381AC Tiffany Accent / Table Lamp - BO-2381AC
$114.40 | Hayneedle
Orbital Pedestal Floor Fountain with LED Light
Lamps Plus
Andalucia Leather/ Walnut Wood 50" Bench
Overstock.com
PH 4/3 Pendant by Louis Poulsen
$588.00 | Lumens
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™