Hardwood flooring in Woodstock, CA from Cherokee Floor Covering

In which direction should hardwood flooring be laid?

No one can ever doubt the visual appeal of wood floors. Whether solid or engineered hardwood, they add charm and warmth and come with many benefits, including versatility, long lifespan, and property value-adding.

There are many factors you need to consider, and one of them is the layout of your new wood floor. In fact, that should be done ahead of time to ensure a  trouble-free installation.

If you have a specific look in mind, come in to see us at our hardwood flooring showroom, and we’ll help you transform your dream into a reality. Each staff member has over 15 years of experience, and we have a team of professional installers, so you'll know you'll be in good hands. 

The most common hardwood layout

The classic pattern that works with any decor is straightforward, lining the boards up side-by-side against the most prominent wall. It works with virtually any decor and even elongates the room. 

As a note, always look at your light source. Whether you go with this or another layout option, you may want to go in that direction if the room is flooded with natural light instead.

Other layout options include:

Horizontal hardwood layouts work exceptionally well for narrow rooms because this design makes the eye travel from side to side. That creates the illusion of space, making it seem more significant.

Other choices include: 

  • Herringbone, a classic diagonal zigzag 

  • Offsets 

  • Geometrics

  • Parquet

  • Checkerboards

  • Random width layouts 

Designers use the latter to create unusual patterns with planks of different widths.

Random width floors are often used by people who want a wide plank in a narrow room or want something distinctive. They also work well in rooms with high ceilings where the floor can get lost and add warmth and charm to a room while still emphasizing clean, simple lines.

Hardwood flooring is an excellent investment for your home, and the experts at Cherokee Floor Covering will help you select a gorgeous surface that you'll be proud of for years to come. Visit our showroom in Woodstock, GA, to learn more and get a free quote. We work on residential and commercial projects in Woodstock, Marietta, Canton, Acworth, and Kennesaw, GA.