When you look at your hardwood flooring, what patterns do you see? Do the boards change direction from one room to the other? Or is it the same pattern throughout your home? Different patterns in your hardwood flooring create different visual effects. The question is: what flooring patterns work best for your space?
By far the most popular option is a straight pattern. This is exactly what it sounds like: planks are cut and laid down to create long, straight lines across the floor. With a straight layout, you will need to choose whether to have the planks installed parallel or perpendicular to the doorway of the room. Both are beautiful choices, but most homeowners tend to choose perpendicular. This creates an effect of inviting guests into a space. It can also create the illusion that the room is larger due to the long lines that are created.
If your design tastes tend towards a more rustic appearance, you may choose the random width layout. This look is one of the most customizable because you get to choose how many wide and narrow planks will be used. Another reason so many people like random width patterns is because they are highly unique. No two random-width floors are exactly the same. Random width floors are also sometimes more eco-friendly. Because not all planks have to be the exact same width, there is a lot less wood that is wasted.
Diagonal patterns tend to work best in larger spaces because it is easier to see the pattern. If you have any walls in your home that aren’t totally straight, you can have your flooring installed at an angle to make the walls seem straighter. While a 45-degree angle may be the most common, you can have the boards laid at whatever angle you need to! If you’re having trouble figuring out the correct angle for your new hardwood, your flooring designer will be able to help you make a choice that best fits your space.
Hardwood Flooring from Jason Brown Wood Floors
At Jason Brown Wood Floors, our commitment to quality installation is clear in all that we do, which is why our customers consistently rate us as one of the top contractors in the region. We have been awarded Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Award 4 times and have been proudly serving the Baltimore Area for over 16 years. If you’re ready to speak with someone about your hardwood flooring project, we want to hear from you! Contact us at 410-668-9131 or send us a message here.