Nov 12, 2021

Wooden floors have innated timeless value, warmth, and a luxurious experience. For centuries, solid wood was extensively used in creative patterns to attain, a classic chic look or complex intricate designs. It’s been in use for several years, in recent years with increased environmental concern, wood/timber alternative wooden flooring is available in various forms.

Wooden floors will never go out of style!
However, the most beautiful wood floor designs are often complicated to install. Cutting and laying these designs requires tons of skill. Let’s explore some quirky & interesting wooden flooring patterns.

1. Horizontal Strip Pattern

Horizontal patterns were chosen to make the room appear larger and more spacious. Most of the typical floor patterns are straight. To achieve this pattern, flooring planks are placed parallel to every other piece along the length or width of the room. This classic pattern is employed to make simple but modern designs, enhancing the first look of the interior space.

Horizontal strip patterns


  • Horizontal strip patterns are simple to arrange. Installers can use one wall as a start line and move across the space in simple strips.
  • Reduces material waste because it involves no intricate cutting patterns if timber floors are used, it will perfectly suit laminated click together material as well with no angular cuts.
  • Can create extended, continuous lines, especially when run throughout connected rooms or in an exposed space.


  • The stripe pattern is common, which may make it less thrilling for those that prefer a singular look.
  • It is simple to install only in rectangular rooms. A uniquely shaped room can force this pattern to become partially diagonal or to vary directions.

2. Diagonal Strip Pattern

A diagonal wood layout typically creates the lengthiest lines and thus makes an area look its largest. This makes it a well-liked choice for open floor plans in small spaces, like condos and apartments, where increasing the design is vital for attracting buyers and creating an airy and light feel. It’s generally laid at 45 deg angle to the edge line of the room.

Diagonal wood layout


  • Diagonal lines naturally create a dynamic and unique allure.
  • Taking the wood from corner to opposite corner highlights the longest line of an area and maximizes the lengthening effect.
  • By not following traditional shapes, this pattern prevents the ground from looking off in rooms with unusual shapes and angles.


  • Creates more waste, because many boards will need to be cut at the sides instead of meeting at simple parallels.
  • Installers won’t have a simple start line and will need a bit more skill, especially for a pattern at an odd angle. Hence requires tons of labor effort.

3. Chevron Pattern

A chevron pattern conjures a sense of the wealth and grandeur of historic estates, making it an interesting choice for modern, contemporary, and transitional homes; it's been especially popular in recent years. A chevron pattern has boards that meet at various angles (usually 45 degrees), creating diagonal zigzags along one axis but long, even stripes along the opposite axis.

Chevron pattern


  • Creates straight lines to assist lengthen an area while also creating drama with engaging diagonals.
  • Arrows are formed where boards meet to create a more dynamic feeling that keeps the attention moving about the space.
  • Creates tons of visual interest with less exotic wood, which may sometimes save costs compared with employing a rarer material.


  • Requires every board to be cut, creating waste that takes significantly longer than straight patterns.
  • In a very small space, the design is often either lost or very busy depending on taste.

4. Herringbone Pattern

It’s quite similar to the chevron pattern, a herringbone layout creates diagonal zigzag patterns, but with unmetered edges to make a more wrecked pattern.

Herringbone layout


  • It takes time to install but creates less leftover than a chevron because it needs fewer cuts.
  • Creates a delicate zigzag than a chevron for a more classic and rustic, and possibly popular look.


  • Does not accentuate length as strongly as a chevon.
  • Still requires cutting where the boards meet the walls.

5. Parquet Pattern

Parquet is an intricate pattern or design, and not just the swirling-square style that was trendy a pattern a couple of decades ago. Usually, many smaller patterns currently feel old-fashioned, but larger patterns can read as classic and norm, like herringbone and chevron but occasional.

Parquet pattern


  • Complex patterns are unique without necessarily costing quite a like chevron.
  • Patterns can accent individual spaces and define areas within an area.


  • Busy patterns require many cuts and tons of your time to install.
  • A singular pattern speaks to very specific tastes or seems like a part of a past.

6. Square Pattern

A square pattern is often thought of as a large, simplifier parquet. The installer follows the surface edges and works toward the middle, so this pattern is simpler to lay than some others and offers a decent pattern between busy and straight alignments or layouts.

Square pattern


  • Creates a singular statement especially suited to rooms with one central feature, like a dining room or foyer.


  • Must be carefully planned to achieve a neat centre, because most rooms aren't perfectly square.

Strips or Planks?

Wood flooring is available in strips or planks. Strips are narrow and planks are broader.

Generally, strips are between 38mm wide up to 60mm wide. They're made from smaller parts of the tree and contain less heartwood.

Planks are usually 3 to 8 inches in breadth. they are available from larger parts of the tree, are denser, and contain more heartwood.

Closing Thoughts

Wooden flooring demands something away from ordinary formations, these patterns display traditional and familiar design concepts. We have defined the basis of the decision-making process with these pattern collections. When a material is approached with innovative, playful finishes it creates a more compelling scene.

Show off your thoughtful and radical design process for your project and create a unique flooring pattern that takes a contemporary approach to these traditional patterns.


Arpitha Acharya

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