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PostPosted: Sat Sep 09, 2006 12:09 pm 
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i'm going to be installing a solid wood floor thru-out the whole house in a couple of months. january is my target date.

anyone have experience doing this? i have some questions about the lay out because my house is "L" shape and i wanted to lay it all one direction.

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Damn you have enough energy for both of us. Wanna do mine when your done?

Are you tearing the old floor up of just laying on top of it?


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removing all carpets in the house...every single one of them. i've come to the conclusion that carpets were the worst item one could ever install in a house.

well....hang on a sec...i will use throw rugs where needed. they're easier to clean and, if we change the decor, they're easier to replace.

going over the sub floors.

and energy? LOL...this will probably take me 6 months to complete....but, it gives me an excuse to buy some tools

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buying tools is good.

We took out the carpets here in the spring, with the intnetion of doing the same thing, but, after one thing or another we could never get the time to do it. We put carpet back in about a month ago. With two collies shedding, biggest mistake we made. We sweep instead of vacuming.

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so, here's my dilemma: as i stated the house is "L" shape....i'm doing three bedrooms, a hallway and living and dining room. now, wood floors should be installed perpendicular to the floor joists...no problem, but one bedroom and the hallway's joists go in different directions than the rest of the house.

therefore, i need to make a transition in floor direction. this would take place in a doorway. so......is it acceptable to lay the flooring in different directions room to room? i wanted to keep the same pattern (north to south) but i can't in one bedroom and the hallway.

decisions decisions.....

by the way...this isn't intended for guys only...lol....i just didn't know where to ask the question.

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How about instead of laying them north to south or east to west lay them at a 45 degree angle in all the bedrooms. A bit unusual, but, I have seen some floors that way and they look pretty nice.


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Have you considered the "floating" floors? They are very easy to install, they look great, and you would not have to worry about the floor joists. Just an option. Ive had a couple friends install them. At first I was not a big fan of em. Seeing what the rooms looked like afterwards though changed my mind.

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lol...because i'm not that experienced and doing that requires more thought and work.

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