What Wood Flooring Pattern is Best For You?

You may know you want hardwood floors in your home, and you may even know which species and shade you want, but another key factor to consider is selecting a flooring pattern that fits your vision. There are common options we will introduce below; each of these flooring designs will create a beautifully unique and stunning atmosphere in any space.


Random Widths

Just as the name implies, random width hardwood flooring involves hardwood boards of various widths. This pattern is especially popular in smaller areas as the planks of different widths can create the illusion of a larger space. Plus, the design options are endless – from alternating planks of differing widths (such as 3-inch, 4-inch or 6-inch boards) to no pattern whatsoever.

Wide Plank

Another pattern that is exactly as it sounds, wide plank flooring features wide hardwood flooring boards (at least 6 inches in width) laid side by side. This is also a fantastic option if you’re interested in using reclaimed wood throughout your home; many recycled materials, such as old barns, can be made into wide planks with a lot of character.

Chevron

A beautiful, yet simple pattern, a chevron wood flooring design is an ideal choice for anyone looking to make a statement. The chevron design uses a series of angle cuts to form a consistent “V” pattern. This “V” pattern is then repeated, which creates a stunning 3D effect. In addition, it has the ability to make a smaller room appear larger, plus you will appreciate the longevity obtained from its high structural integrity.


Similar to the herringbone pattern, the chevron design includes diagonals; the difference is that the planks meet on a center line, creating a pattern of V’s. This hardwood flooring pattern is a fantastic way to create a sophisticated, yet relaxing design.

Herringbone

A herringbone pattern is a historically popular, timeless design that is created by alternating hardwood boards in zigzagging, 90-degree angles. This flooring pattern can give a large room exceptional elegance and aesthetic appeal; in fact, it has been used in castles and palaces throughout Europe for centuries, making it a highly sought-after flooring pattern for any space looking for the royal treatment.


Often confused with chevron, herringbone is similar in that a “V” pattern is also achieved, though no angled cuts are present. The square edges simply butt together creating a timeless, symmetrical zig-zag design which has made a name for itself all over the world. Though better suited to larger rooms, with its many small boards tightly woven together, the herringbone pattern also has superior structural stability due to its precise dimensions and alignment.


Diagonals

Diagonal flooring patterns are a lot like herringbone and chevron patterns. As the name implies, they are laid diagonally and draw focus to the corners of a room, creating the illusion of a larger space. Sleek and simple, this design element adds breadth to your room by drawing your attention out to the corners. It creates interest without being busy or overpowering, which means it can be the perfect choice for those who want to focus the attention on other design aspects of a room.


Both chevron and herringbone are strong patterns that will make a statement, but for those seeking a cleaner look, you may prefer a diagonal look with hardwood floors installed at a 45º angle. This classic pattern deserves far more credit than it receives.


Sleek and simple, this design element adds breadth to your room by drawing your attention out to the corners. It creates interest without being busy or overpowering, which means it can be the perfect choice for those who want to focus the attention on other design aspects of a room.

Parquet

Parquet hardwood flooring patterns are especially unique in the fact that they are made up of multiple pieces of wood, sometimes multiple types. This pattern style uses geometric shapes to create an artistic mosaic and provides a custom design that is unique to your floors. The possibilities are endless when it comes to this pattern!


Although these are only nine of the most popular flooring patterns, the options are endless! We would love to help you find a flooring pattern that is perfect for your home. Contact us today for an estimate and visit our showroom to talk to our experts and see examples firsthand; we cannot wait to help you get the hardwood floors of your dreams.



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