As a home or building owner looking to replace your flooring, you must have a trillion questions running through your mind. What color wood? What type? How much? Hardwood floors have many characteristics, but for now we’ll focus on one: design pattern. It is an important decision in your building or renovation project.

The design pattern describes the layout pattern of the wood and there are many ways to arrange the flooring.

Straight As one may assume from the title, this is one of the more common ones. This design method involves laying the wood planks side by side along with the length or width of a room. It is a straightforward pattern that enhances the original look of the hardwood and creates a simple design. If that’s too vanilla for you, then maybe you’ll like the next pattern.

Herringbone Herringbone is a jagged, zigzag pattern that is guaranteed to add pizzazz to any home. It gets its title from the skeleton of a fish by the same name. To add more flare, you can pick whatever color makes the wood arrangement stand out the most. Herringbone arrangements make the process of beautifying your home go swimmingly. If zigzags are too wild but straight is too dull, there are still more options.

Diagonal The title says it all. The wood is lined up diagonally across the floor, making it a sweet spot between the herringbone and straight. The 45-degree angle to the walls effortlessly adds a touch of formality and a touch of luxury. If none of these patterns suit you, don’t worry; there are plenty of other wood patterns for you. Our design professionals at Cameron the Sandman can help you select exactly what you envision for your home or business.

Custom This one is whatever you want it to be! If you’ve got the imagination and the budget, then your floor can be a work of art that you and your guests walk on every day. Your floor can be anywhere from a slight variation of any of the previous three layouts or as intricate and colorful as you want it to be.

We hope we’ve answered some of your questions on wood patterns, or at least narrowed down your choices. If you still have questions, feel free to ask us through the form under our Contact Us page. If we don’t convince you over the phone or email, then come down to our store and we’ll be happy to convince you in person.

Cameron the Sandman has been installing, refinishing and replacing hardwood floors for over 80 years. We manage each project from start to finish and everything in-between. Our experienced professionals handle all the details, which enables our customers to focus on their core business. Cameron The Sandman is the leading provider of residential and commercial flooring services in the Greater Metro Detroit area. Call us at 248-477-8108 to learn more!