Sep 04, 2018 2:25 pm
We’ve just found out our 7 year old son has a severe allergy to dust mite, so up come the carpets! I’m actually delighted. It will be such a relief to finally get my son’s allergies under control. Also, I’m not the biggest fan of carpet so it’s a great excuse to splash out and jazz up our rather dull (but very cozy) 90’s brick and tile home.
We’ve decided on engineered timber floorboards throughout, excluding wet areas. Now we just have to decide which direction to lay the boards. I’ve spoken to a few professionals (timber layers, builders, designers) and scoured google on the subject, however I’m getting conflicting advice.
Originally we were set on laying the boards east west, parallel with the entry. I’m not really sure why. It just seemed logical, I guess because the boards would run parallel with our rather short hallway between dining area and bedrooms... However, a couple of common ‘rules’ I’ve noticed during my search is to: 1. lay floor in the same line as the main light source; 2. lay floor from front to back of house and 3. Lay parallel to the longest wall. Since reading this advice, I’m now thinking perhaps might be better to lay north south.
The house is on a slab, so no joists to influence decision, just aesthetics. I would very much appreciate your advice/opinion.
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