Hardwood Floor Patterns

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Hardwood and Laminate

Are you in the market for upgrading your floors or perhaps, are you building a new home? If so, we would like to share with you that your hardwood floor installation is the first decision you will make. The pattern that you choose will impact how the overall room looks. If you select the herringbone or diagonal pattern, it will make the entire room look different than the basic straight layout. The floor layout patterns will impact the traffic pattern and how you place the furniture. Below, we have listed a few tips that will help you learn more about placement patterns. Let’s take a look!

Diagonal Layout

Floorboards are installed parallel to each other, but laid at a 45-degree angle to the walls. Changing up the flooring patterns by laying your boards at an angle and not straight, showcases the style and looks expensive. The beauty of your hardwoods will be showcased in a diagonal pattern and brings a wow-factor to the room! This custom look is generally more expensive in labor because it takes longer to install and requires more product. The maintenance of special patterned floors is the same as basic patterned hardwood floors.  

Herringbone & Chevron Layout

Chevron-installed boards meet in a perfect point like a long string of arrows, while herringbone boards look slightly staggered. Hardwood floorboards are laid in a diagonal, zigzag pattern resembling twilled fabric. Herringbone/Chevron floors have been popular in Europe for hundreds of years. You must make sure that your installer is comfortable with this installation pattern so that errors and frustration are not a part of the equation. Again, the labor installation for this pattern is more costly due to the skill and time plus will require more product. All we can say about this pattern is simply a stunning and beautiful custom floor! 

Straight Layout

The most common installation pattern is straight. With the length or width of the room, wood flooring boards are installed parallel to each other. The straight installation will allow the beauty of the hardwood boards to be appreciated but is also the least expensive to install. More specific patterns like diagonal and herringbone are more costly to install because they take more time to install and require more wood.  

As always, please drop us a line below in the comment section and let us know which floor pattern you love and why. Thanks for reading!

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