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The Basics of Hardwood Flooring Patterns

Wood Floor Patterns

Parquet is one of the most distinctive hardwood flooring patterns out there.

Once you’ve decided the material and color for your new hardwood floor, your next consideration will be the installation flooring pattern. Hardwood flooring can come in a few different patterns that can alter the shape of your floor and affect the choices of your furniture placement. A professional hardwood flooring contractor can help you choose the best option among these patterns for your floor and needs, but here are five of the basic patterns available.

1. Straight

Straight flooring is the most commonly used flooring pattern, primarily because it is the simplest and least expensive to install. The hardwood planks are installed parallel to each other along the length or width of the floor. Both classic and modern designs can be created with this pattern.

2. Random

Random patterned flooring are installed in much the same way as straight patterned flooring. The planks are installed along the length or width of the floor. The difference between them is while straight patterns use planks of the same width, random patterns use a mixture of boards of different lengths. This gives a room a more rustic look and is more customizable than the straight pattern.

3. Diagonal

For a more unique and luxurious flooring pattern, consider a diagonal pattern. The boards are installed parallel to each other as in a standard straight pattern, but they are laid at a 45 degree angle to the wall. This can have a striking visual effect and is great for homeowners who tend to think a little bit outside the box.

4. Parquet

If you’re an NBA fan, you’ll no doubt recognize the distinctive parquet pattern from the court of the Boston Celtics team. In this installation, the flooring planks are laid in a repeated geometric pattern, giving the floor the appearance of a checkerboard.

5. Herringbone

Another distinctive flooring pattern is the herringbone style, where the strips of wood are laid in a zig-zag pattern that look like twilled fabric.

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