Re: Engineered Flooring: What Direction to Run?
What you do has little to do with what type of flooring you're planning to install and more with what the manufacturer recommends and warrants. If you are securing the flooring with nails, then generally perpendicular to the joists is the better choice. A floating floor isn't relying on the joist system, but the entire floor structure as a whole, so generally it is irrelevant which direction the floor is laid.
Research the brand/type of flooring you want installed, then choose a contractor that is going to install it as per the manufacturer's instruction. Ultimately, it is the manufacturer that is going to honor the warranty, not the contractor, and even when installed within the guidelines of the manufacturer you're hard pressed to have a warranty claim when problems occur.
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