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121499.1 If you had to put a harwood floor down, which way would you run it? Lets say that there is a full window wall on the south side and the dbl door on the north side. No other windows in the room at all with indirect light.

North-South or East-West and why?

I didnt put this in flooring because I wanted a broader range of answers from contractors as well as installers.
 

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As a rule i run perpendicular to the floor joists, that being said if conditions dictate going with the FJ, i will.G
 

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I'd run it with the length of the room. You gonna tell me it's a square room?
 

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Typically, perpendicular to the joists, but certain field conditions will over-rule. I like the boards to run in line with the longest distance. I hate long hallways with short boards across them.:thumbsup:
 

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I like it on the diagonal. :party:
Actually I do too but in this case it wont factor in.

OK, lets drop the pretense and let me tell yall my rant.Years ago I had an old timer tell me that whenever possible run the floor with the direction of daylight. His reasoning was that any imperfections would blend in with the light and soften them. The seams are often invisible too if installed right.

Since then I have heard of installers who prefer to run from the main doorway perpendicular to make the room seem larger. When conditions allow of course. These rooms in question (52 of them) follow both patterns and they are slab on grade so joists are not a factor.

So. Lets rewind back to Jan. when I got a picture from the archy (I'll use that term loosely in this case) that showed just exactly that same orientation. When we had 6 rooms installed (with epoxy as spec'd of course) she wanted them torn out and turned the other way. Epoxy is not easy to get off either.

She said " Dont look at the pictures."

I said "Then why send them to me?"

To make matters worse I did a minor change to the exterior in Feb. and she wanted to know why it wasnt like her picture. :furious:

I was just wondering what yall thought about it.
 

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She's a looney woman who doesn't know what she likes until she sees something she doesn't like.
 

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She's a looney woman who doesn't know what she likes until she sees something she doesn't like.
She's a typical woman who doesn't know what she likes until she sees something she doesn't like.:laughing:
 

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typical/looney woman, what's the difference? They talk about 1/2 shades of color, nit pik at things even the most anal woodworker doesn't care about and won't let it go ---- ever.
 

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This is the same archy that wanted me to put an 88" door in 88 1/4" of hallway. She had said if I was good enough I could do it. I told her sure I can. I'll just block behind the SR and screw the hinges to the block through the SR. Who needs a jamb anyway. Its only a waste of money. I probably didnt set the right tone from the get-go but she started it when she said IF I was good enough.

I'm usually fairly tactfull too.
 
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