Pictures Of Hardwood Floors Changing Directions. With a tape measure check to see if the new line is square with the three parallel walls in this area (illustration 2). With a helper at one side of the room (top) and you at the other (bottom) align the chalk line so it gets snapped over the two points.
Use a bristle brush to add a smooth layer of finish to the edges of your floor. Today, the new “norm” is laying the flooring straight, along the length of the room. After the refinished hardwood floors have dried, you can return the furniture, molding and doors to the room.
This ensures your hardwood is smooth and that it properly accepts the stain and/or polyurethane for a better and longer lasting look.
Today, the new “norm” is laying the flooring straight, along the length of the room. Add a smooth layer of finish to the center of your floor with the applicator. This allows the boards to “span” from one joist to the next and be much more solid. Switching direction is sometimes a necessity in hardwood flooring, such as if you need to make your way into another room with a completely different pattern, or if you are creating a diagonal.