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Wood floor layout - Snipe Hunter - 06-29-2019

I just ordered flooring for the dining area, kitchen, living room and entry hall. 3-1/4"w natural oak. I'm waffling between running it left to right or up and down or both. If I install it up and down, it would look good in the entry hall but wouldn't run the long length of of kitchen/dining area because it would run the short distance between the walls. If I ran it lengthwise in the kitchen/dining area, I perceive it would look better in those rooms, including the living room. Does this make sense? Would it look odd running the entry hall up and down and the other rooms lengthwise. <- That's my plan for now unless you talk me off the cliff.  

This area is the area in question.




RE: Wood floor layout - packerguy® - 06-29-2019

Id run the entry north/south and the rest east/west putting a threshold (or transition, whatever you wanna call it) at the entry to the living, and the entry at the dining room at top of entry.


RE: Wood floor layout - mike4244 - 06-30-2019

(06-29-2019, 08:49 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: I just ordered flooring for the dining area, kitchen, living room and entry hall. 3-1/4"w natural oak. I'm waffling between running it left to right or up and down or both. If I install it up and down, it would look good in the entry hall but wouldn't run the long length of of kitchen/dining area because it would run the short distance between the walls. If I ran it lengthwise in the kitchen/dining area, I perceive it would look better in those rooms, including the living room. Does this make sense? Would it look odd running the entry hall up and down and the other rooms lengthwise. <- That's my plan for now unless you talk me off the cliff.  

This area is the area in question.



Run the hall lengthwise ,then run the other rooms any direction you want. Brass or wood transition pieces are available in lengths from 3'-0" to 94-1/2"


RE: Wood floor layout - fixtureman - 06-30-2019

I would run everything left right The hall way will blend right in


RE: Wood floor layout - joe1086 - 06-30-2019

I have a colonial with a center hall that has a similar issue. Everything in our house runs east-west as per your floor plan. Hallway looks just fine...having it all run the same will make the it look bigger.


RE: Wood floor layout - Foggy - 06-30-2019

How about diagonal? 45 degrees?


RE: Wood floor layout - Snipe Hunter - 06-30-2019

(06-30-2019, 02:13 PM)Foggy Wrote: How about diagonal? 45 degrees?

A: I don't like the way that looks but it's my wife have to make happy.
B: There's a lot of waste

I figured 10% to waste. We're remodeling the whole house, complete gut so every penny counts.


RE: Wood floor layout - Willyou - 06-30-2019

I would run it north and south in both hall and dining area and then use some other material in the kitchen more suitable to that location. Just me, I guess. I don't think wood flooring is appropriate in a kitchen or other area subject to large or small water spills. I think there will come a time when you will regret the choice.


RE: Wood floor layout - DieselDennis - 07-01-2019

(06-30-2019, 10:51 AM)fixtureman Wrote: I would run everything left right The hall way will blend right in

+1


RE: Wood floor layout - ajkoontz - 07-01-2019

(06-30-2019, 07:58 PM)Snipe Hunter Wrote: A: I don't like the way that looks but it's my wife have to make happy.
B: There's a lot of waste

I figured 10% to waste. We're remodeling the whole house, complete gut so every penny counts.

I think 10% waste is very conservative, IF you're willing to use 4-6" pieces in the closets and such. May have to cut a new groove in the cutoffs and have some spline material on hand.