This post is answer to some questions asked from my last post- where I told Rose to change the direction of her area rug- without an explanation.
Let me start by explaining about the direction you should install your hardwood floors. As you walk into the house- you should be walking WITH the wood planks- not against them. Even if your entry is wider than it is long- you still would install your flooring with your entry. (That does not mean that you might not change the wood direction at different points in your home- but this is the entry that I am addressing.) Why? Subconsciously it is more comfortable and welcoming to walk in with the grain. Yes- we do this for the subconscious benefit of peace and comfort. It FEELS better.