Your wood flooring was delivered last week along with your installer is scheduled to come over tomorrow morning to put in your hardwood flooring. What seemed so instinctive in the shop today seems overwhelming with all the decision you must make on which direction to put in your hardwood flooring. After all, this might be a decision you'll need to live with for a long time. Fortunately, we're here in order to assist you in making the correct choice.
The way in which you put in hardwood flooring boards is dictated by various factors which we'll cover in this section. Factors such as visual aesthetics, structural integrity, and also the setup process should all be considered when installing your hardwood flooring.
Take into Account the Subfloor
The first factor we must consider is the subfloor and procedure of installation. If the subfloor is concrete, structural considerations for direction will have little influence on the performance of your flooring. But when we install together with the more conventional nail method over plywood, the management of the floor joist has to be taken into account. The general guideline would be to put in vertical to the floor joist, doing so will allow the flooring to keep its structural integrity in the event the joists sag. Exceptions can be created with the use of additional subfloor use to fortify the present subfloor.
The best way to show off those visually magnificent planks may not be quite as clear-cut. Interior designers frequently agree it's preferred to run your hardwood flooring straight in from the front entrance. This gives people a sense of openness flowing to your property. Hallways must aim to have boards running in exactly the same direction. Directional changes should be avoided to provide the flooring a continuous flow. However, these are best utilized to designate a particular area like a dining room or study. If it comes to aesthetics, these are just general guidelines as every home needs to have its own distinctive feel. An individual might even consider an angled installation to better match the design.
Just make sure you let your installer understand before they start. You may choose to consult the manufacturer of your flooring or your flooring store to be certain you're following their guidelines to keep the warranty intact. If you have special questions, let's know.