Our house was built in 1996 in Portland Oregon and has 4x12 floor joists that run north/south 48 on center with 1.5 x 5 tongue and grove subfloor running east/west. We are extending the ¾ x 2 ¼ oak flooring from the hallway into the kitchen.
The flooring in the hallway is running parallel(north/south) with the joists and we were planning on continuing to run this direction into the kitchen.
After searching the internet we cant determine if it is ok to install the hardwood in parallel with the joists like the builder did in the hallway. Anyone know if this is ok?
Thanks for any advice.