Flooring can make a big statement about your style. Hardwood floors continue to be a favorite among many homeowners. They’re elegant, beautiful, eco-friendly and at the same time are very easy to clean and maintain. While many choose to have their wood floors installed in a straight parallel pattern, others are looking for a bit more flair.
The type of pattern used when laying a wood floor can have a big effect on the overall look of a room. Not only does it dictate the room’s style it can make a room look bigger or smaller and can even affect furniture placement.
For larger spaces, such as the great room, many designers suggest the herringbone pattern. Herringbone floors are a traditional floor pattern used commonly in Europe. There are several variations of Herringbone with the most popular being the Chevron and the French Herringbone. These patterns are very bold and are a bit busy in a smaller room. However, they work terrific for larger rooms by creating interest without being overpowering.
Herringbones are oversized blocks which are placed in a zigzag shape, with each end forming a V with the next board. Herringbones are installed piece by piece either parallel to the room or diagonally which visually expands the room, thus making it a perfect pattern for rooms with large spaces.
When considering a wood floor pattern, consult with one of our flooring professionals who are experienced in creating the best look for our customer’s homes.