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A Guide to Hardwood Installation Patterns: Transform Your Florida Home

Here at Williford Flooring Company Inc., we've been transforming homes across Lakeland, Sarasota, Bradenton, Plant City, Winter Haven, Boca Grande, and Fort Myers since 1946. Beyond the quality of wood itself, one of the biggest style decisions for your hardwood floors is the installation pattern. The right pattern can make a statement, elevate the design of a room, and even influence how large or small a space feels. Let's dive into the exciting world of hardwood patterns!

Classic and Versatile: Straight Pattern

The straight pattern is a timeless choice that's universally loved. Planks are laid parallel to each other, creating a clean, uniform look that works for any design style. This pattern is an excellent option if you want a minimalist aesthetic or want to highlight the natural beauty of the wood.

Add Flair with Diagonal Layouts

Diagonal installation adds instant visual interest to a room. Instead of running parallel to walls, the planks are laid at a 45-degree angle. This pattern can make spaces appear larger and creates a sense of movement. Diagonal installations are a lovely way to infuse a space with a touch of modern flair.

Old-World Elegance: The Herringbone Pattern

Herringbone is a classic pattern beloved for its intricate beauty. Short planks are arranged in a zigzag pattern, resembling the bones of a herring fish. This installation is labor-intensive, but the payoff is spectacular. Herringbone adds a sense of sophistication and European charm to any room.

A Modern Twist: Chevron Pattern

Similar to herringbone, the chevron pattern creates a stunning zig-zag effect. The difference lies in how the planks meet. In a chevron, the ends of the planks are cut at an angle, creating a continuous flow without breaks that gives a softer appearance than herringbone. Chevron is perfect for contemporary homes that want a stylish, geometric floor design.

Rustic and Random: Mix It Up!

If you're looking for a more organic, natural vibe, consider a random pattern. This uses various widths of hardwood planks laid out without a specific repeating design. The result is a beautiful, bespoke floor full of character and perfect for homes with more rustic or eclectic decor.

Beyond the Basics

The above are just a few of the most popular hardwood installation patterns. There are even more possibilities! Parquet patterns, basketweaves, and custom designs offer a world of options to make your floor uniquely yours.

Williford Flooring: Your Hardwood Partner

When deciding on a hardwood pattern, it's best to see them in person! Visit our Lakeland showroom to experience different patterns firsthand. Our expert team has the experience and knowledge to guide you through the process, ensuring the perfect hardwood floors to elevate your Florida home.