When going through the process of getting new hardwood floors for your home, there is a lot of decisions to be made. What species of wood? Which stain and finish would you prefer? In this post we will focus on the options available for wood flooring patterns. There is a wide range of patterns available and Metro has provided some highlights regarding a few of the options.
Straight patterned hardwood flooring is among the most popular patterns used in homes today. The strips of wood are laid down side by side and cover the room from wall to wall. This pattern is simple and minimal in look, and is probably what comes to mind when you think of hardwood flooring.
A diagonal pattern is very similar to the straight pattern, except that the pattern covers the room from corner to corner. The wood boards are placed at a 45 degree angle throughout the room. This pattern requires some expertise and experience to install, but has a beautiful look and provides an appealing twist on the conventional straight pattern.
Random-width patterned hardwood floors are laid straight and cover the room from wall to wall, but the width of the planks is different between the rows. For instance, the first row might use 7-inch planks, the second row 4-inch planks and the third row 5-inch planks. This pattern is repeated across the entirety of the floor. The different widths from row to row offer a unique variation on the straight pattern and offers and aesthetic look.
Parquet patterned hardwood flooring has a unique appearance and can add some elegance to your home. Parquet floors are composed of short strips of wood that is arranged to form checkerboard and other geometrical like patterns. There is a wide range of patterns that can be achieved from this technique and some of the more popular parquet patterns include, basket, brick style and chevron. Talk to your local experienced to professional to assess whether your home is an appropriate place to execute a parquet install.
Herringbone patterned hardwood flooring is a lot like parquet flooring, except that herringbone floors are laid out in a diagonal zigzag pattern. Herringbone patterned floors are reminiscent of what you might see in museums. Because of its immaculate beauty and symmetry, herringbone patterned floors have always been one of the most sought after patterns.
There is an endless amount of pattern options that you can decide from for you hardwood floors. Different patterns require different investments and time commitments. Metro recommends speaking with a hardwood flooring professional to help make the best decision for your situation.