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6 Kinds of Hardwood Flooring Patterns To Pick From

Posted on June 28, 2021 by fivestarwood

Hardwood’s variety, patterns, sturdiness, and other like properties has made it one of the most popular choices for flooring. In 2020 it was the second most used material for kitchen floors in the United States.

Hardwood floors can bring a dull room back to life with their exciting range of patterns.

However, hardwood flooring patterns are not known to many, and usually, people get to learn about them when they are getting their floors done. Some patterns may be difficult to create using natural wood. But depending on the wood’s strength, many sophisticated designs can be formed easily using engineered wood flooring.

This blog will help you gain knowledge about flooring patterns so you aren’t overwhelmed with options at the time of installing or replacing your floors.

Here are a few flooring patterns you should know about:

Horizontal Stripe Patterns

Horizontal stripe patterns can make a room look larger and are among homeowners’ most favorite designs.

Horizontal stripes are available in almost all materials and give the room a subtle and sophisticated look.

Herringbone Parquet

Herringbone parquet adds a touch of exclusiveness and luxuriousness to a room. It is also easy to install. This pattern is made by using rectangular blocks.

Even though it was introduced centuries ago, herringbone parquet is still used to elevate the look of a room.

Random Plank:

Random plank is also one of the favorites among flooring experts. It is formed by installing hardwood planks of uneven lengths and widths.


Checkerboard pattern is also known as square basket pattern. This pattern is created by putting contrasting boards in alternating directions (horizontal and vertical).

This pattern is not very easy to install with natural wood but can be installed relatively quickly with engineered wood.

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Chevron Parquet:

The cross stitch pattern inspired this design.

Chevron parquet might look similar to herringbone parquet when you first look at it. However, they are not at all the same. The main difference between the two is that chevron is achieved by cutting the hardwood planks at 45-degree angles, and herringbone is attained by cutting the wood at 90-degree angles.

Chevron parquet is hard to install, and you need to hire an expert to do this. Luckily, Five Star Hardwood Floor provides floor installation services and can help you install various flooring patterns.

Diagonal Pattern:

A diagonal pattern gives the room a formal look. For this pattern, the floorboards are laid at a 45-degree angle, which helps create an illusion of a bigger space.

This pattern works well in small spaces.

Hardwood flooring patterns are challenging to install without an expert. If you are looking to install hardwood flooring Seattle, reach out to us today.

We also provide other services like floor refinishing and repairing.