Most houses who have hardwood flooring installed, would typically have a straight flooring installation where wood planks are laid side by side. But wood flooring can actually provide an array of design possibilities and still preserve the warmth, sophistication and elegance it naturally brings to any home. Provided that the installation is done by a knowledgeable, experienced and license hardwood flooring installer.
Installation of patterned and design wood flooring requires custom milled or cut planks. Tongue and Groves (these are found at the sides of the planks and it's what connects or join them together) must match. Milling specifications and the amount of wood needed will be determined by your hardwood flooring specialist base on the patterns you want.
One of the installation pattern popularly used is the Herringbone pattern. This way of installation can be identified in different types of Herringbone Pattern. You can choose from single, double and diagonal. The type of design is distinguished by the way it is laid down for installation and varies in the degree of the angles the wood flooring is cut. Do take note that Herringbone is a different pattern from chevron as illustrated in the picture below.
There is a world of possibilities for design and creativity when it comes to installing hardwood floors. As wood flooring adds value to your home, having a designer floor will surely amp up things for you as a home owner.
So for the next time you would consider having your wood floor replaced or have new hardwood flooring installed, consider the integration of design and creativity. This will showcase the beauty of the wood flooring and your sense of style as a person.