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Which Direction to Lay Kitchen Hardwood Flooring

10 years ago

We are doing a complete renovation of our kitchen which includes knocking down a wall to a sun room. We would like to run the flooring the long way (left to right) and towards the added space/sun room/natural light source but it is the opposite direction of the rest of the house. The rest of the house is the standard 2 inch light colored oak, while the kitchen will be 4 and 1/4 dark wood. We thought it could still work since the floors are so different and it is a very distinct area of the house. If we run it in the same direction as the rest of the house then the length would be much shorter and not flow into the added space/sunroom/natural light.

The sunroom is not hardwood, but rather tiled. Also, if we run it towards the sunroom we would be pulling up the floor joists and running them opposite direction so the wood flooring is perpendicular. The picture is a view from the sunroom into the kitchen

Any thoughts/suggestions on going the opposite direction of the rest of the house?

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