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 some thoughts on something that’s trending in flooring: Patterned Hardwood. Why is this important? 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. All things you’ll thank us for in the end. Below, we have listed a few tips that will help you learn more about placement patterns. Let’s take a look!
In a diagonal layout, the flooring planks are installed parallel to each other, but laid at a 45-degree angle to the walls. Changing up the flooring patterns by installing the planks at an angle and not straight, showcases the style and looks more elegant. The beauty of your hardwood floors 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
In a Chevron pattern, the hardwood planks are installed where the boards meet in a perfect point like a long string of arrows, while herringbone boards look slightly staggered. Hardwood flooring patterns are laid in a diagonal, zigzag pattern resembling twilled fabric. Herringbone/Chevron floors have been popular in Europe for hundreds of years. Our experienced installers are qualified to install this pattern in your home. 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!
The most common installation pattern is straight. With the length or width of the room, hardwood 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.
Start browsing our hardwood catalog to get inspired! 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!