For any renovation project to be successful, it is important to have the perfect pattern on the hardwood flooring. This is because the flooring pattern chosen potentially decides the look of the room, the placement of furniture in the room and also the flow of space in it.
Also even though the same materials are used, each hardwood floor pattern looks different and impacts the character of the room differently.
Some of the patterns which can be successfully included in hardwood floor installations and also help to enhance the décor of the room are:
- Straight pattern: This is the most common type of hardwood floor installation and can be achieved by simply installing the planks of wood parallel to each other along the length and breadth of the room. Simple contemporary designs can be easily created using this floor installation pattern thereby further enhancing the output. It is also quite inexpensive since no extra wood is required for the creation of this pattern and it also takes a relatively less time for installation.
- Random pattern: As the name suggests, this installation is randomly done by placing wooden planks of different widths parallel along the length and breadth of the room. This pattern helps in the achievement of a rather personalised and customised design whereby wooden planks of differing widths can be chosen for installation. Aesthetically installation of the random pattern imparts the room with energy and added movement and also gives it a rustic feel.
- Diagonal Pattern: This pattern is used to impart a formally luxurious touch to any hardwood floor installation. It also offers a rather unique solution when people do not want to move away from the straight pattern yet are looking for something new and innovative. In this pattern, wooden planks are installed at an angle of 45degrees to the walls but in a straight pattern.
- Parquet pattern: This uses a geometric pattern for the installation of the wooden planks whereby the geometric pattern is repeated throughout the room. Thus the final appearance is in the form of a checkerboard in simple parquet hardwood floor installations and might include more patterns within the checkerboard for a more complex output. With endless possibilities, the designs that can be created using this pattern are limitless thereby making traditional parquet pattern installation quite an expensive process. However the look of distinct sophistication which it imparts to the room makes it quite a popular choice. Today, instead of the traditional parquet pattern installation, prefabricated wooden square tiles imbibed with parquet patterns on its veneer are installed to bring down the installation costs.
- Herringbone pattern: This is a complex pattern of installation wherein wooden planks or strips are diagonally laid following a zigzag pattern making the floor look like a twilled fabric after installation. Due to the complexity of the design, this installation if done traditionally can be quite expensive and thus wooden square modules with the herringbone pattern imbibed of the wooden veneer are extensively used today to bring down the costs yet retain the looks.
Hardwood floor installations, if done properly, have the strength to redefine the character of a room thereby making it look more elegant, warm and welcoming. Hence the installation patterns should be carefully and wisely chosen taking all aspects into account.