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Installing hardwood floors can improve the look of any room. There are many options when choosing a pattern for your hardwood floors that will compliment your style while improving the aesthetics of your living space. Whether you want a contemporary or traditional look, there are a variety of options to satisfy your tastes.
The straight pattern is the most popular pattern of hardwood flooring installation and they also take the least amount of time. Even-sized wooden planks are laid parallel to each other and the walls. The planks can be laid to face vertically, horizontally, or even diagonally if you prefer.
The random pattern resembles straight patterns, except that instead of even-sized wooden planks, random sized planks with different widths, lengths and colors are used. The random wooden planks can give your floors a more shabby-chic, rustic look.
Parquet patterns are mosaics of geometric wooden planks created for aesthetic designs in flooring. The four most popular parquet patterns for hardwood floors are the basket weave, picture frame, chevron and the herringbone pattern.
The basket weave pattern gives dimension to a room by creating the illusion of interwoven square wooden planks. The square planks can be laid parallel to the walls or diagonally. Using different colored wood accents the pattern and adds more contrast.
(Floor credit too LeClair Wood Floors)
Hardwood floors with the picture frame pattern use contrasting widths of wooden planks to frame the perimeter of a room. They can also be used to separate spaces in a room from one another or to highlight features like a mantel or chandelier.
The classic chevron pattern is a V-shaped, zig-zag pattern made with rectangular wooden planks. The ends are cut at an angle so that they make a straight line where the planks meet, creating a V-shape effect. The classic look became popular in 17th century France and is also one of the floor patterns in the Palace of Versailles. Many Parisian apartments also have this elegant pattern, and it is still quite popular today.
The herringbone pattern is similar to the chevron pattern and the two are often mistaken for each other. The herringbone pattern is also a zig-zag pattern except that the ends of the wooden planks are cut straight across and not at an angle. The planks are laid like dominoes to create a slightly more jagged effect.
Not only do hardwood floors increase the beauty of your home, they also increase the value. No matter which pattern you choose, hardwood floors will enhance the décor of your home and bring finesse and style. Let us help you design a wood floor that stirs an emotion every time you enter the room. Contact us today for art you can walk on!
“Aaron from Signature Custom Flooring did a breath taking job on putting Ash hardwood floors in our kitchen and dining room and 2 hallways. We would highly recommend Aaron for any project one would have concerning hardwood flooring. He is truly Professional! What an amazing man to work with. We are overwhelmingly pleased! Thanks Signature Custom Flooring for a job well done!”
– Anna Stratton, Hartford
“After seeing the bad shape my floors were in I was doubtful they would ever look “amazing”, but Signature Custom Flooring did a fantastic job!!! I would absolutely recommend hiring Aaron. I’ll for sure recommend him to anyone that needs their floors done.”
– Robert Orde, Green Bay
“Aaron did a beautiful job on our floors. After 15 years, they were in need of refinishing. Aaron restored the original beauty of the maple floors and suggested a water-based finish instead of the oil-based. No more gold floors!!! We also appreciate that there was virtually no dust to clean up. Great job Aaron. Thank you for making our floors beautiful again.”
– Lisa Paul, Oshkosh
“Aaron is an incredibly hard worker with incredible expertise on hardwood flooring. I had NO idea the amount of information out there on species of wood, finishes, etc. and Aaron was so helpful in explaining it all and making sure we got the floor we really had cooked up in our imagination. We could not be happier! The price was great, the service was fantastic and we got exactly what we wanted. I would recommend Aaron to anyone!”
– Nicole Waltemath, Oshkosh
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