Floors and weight bearing status of home

Q: I am thinking of putting hardwood on the entire second floor of my house. Should I be concerned about the weight of either the solid or engineered floor? Will this cause problem to the structure of my house?

A: There should be absolutely no issues provided your house is constructed properly. 3/4 thick flooring should be installed across the joists.

Webmaster’s note: if you think the contractor that built or renovated your home cut corners, by all means have a qualified inspector check the construction. You wouldn’t want to have a Christmas party end with all the guests crashing through the floor, into the basement.