When you’re planning to have a hardwood floor installed, one of the things you should think about is what kind of pattern you want for your hardwood floor. Whether you’re replacing an old wood floor or pulling up other flooring such as vinyl, tile, or carpet, your new hardwood floor could completely change the look of the room. Something that can help you decide is by asking yourself why you’re choosing to install a new hardwood floor. Maybe the old floor is just old and stained, and you need something fresh, or maybe you’re pulling up the old floor because you’re craving a new and updated look for your home. Whatever the reason, think carefully about what pattern will work best for the space your new hardwood floor will be in.
The Classic Look
The most common pattern for hardwood floors is the classic look where the planks are laid out in a straight line, parallel to each other. This is always a great option—laying your wood floor like this lengthens a room, visually expanding the space. It’s also a simple look that works in any room with just about any design. You can alter the room’s look a dozen times and keep the same hardwood floor without ever feeling like they need to be changed out or upgraded.
Something More Unique
Even though the classic look is amazing, and it does its job well, it’s okay to want something with a bit more pizzazz. Having your hardwood floors installed in a pattern can do a lot to upgrade the aesthetics of any room, allowing for a more unique, tailored look that suits your style.
- Diagonal: Having your hardwood floor installed at a diagonal 45° angle is a simple way to slightly jazz up the classic straight look, and it still visually extends the room effectively.
- Herringbone & Chevron: Herringbone and chevron patterns are very similar, but they have a key difference—chevron planks are cut at an angle so that the ends meet, while herringbone uses straight planks. Both of these create a nice v-pattern that is very stable but can visually shrink a room.
- Parquets: Whether you call them parquets, checkerboards, or square baskets, the result is the same—a visually stunning checkered pattern that repeats across the floor. This style of hardwood floor is one of the most complex patterns to do, but you can create some beautiful patterns using this method of installation that gives your home a completely unique and sophisticated look.
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.
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