Wood Flooring Patterns in Vancouver, BC
When you live in an urban community, the tendency is to purchase newly constructed homes with modern design. Some say it’s too cookie cutter and will choose homes with more charm.
One way that charm remains with a home, is through its wood floors. Deciding on what kind of wood to use is one thing, deciding on which patterns to use is a whole other debate among designers.
How do you decide on the pattern that works for your home? What’s the difference?
- The most commonly used pattern is the straight pattern. This pattern can be used to create simple and clean looking designs. Obviously, more wood flooring is available in these cuts as they are easier to store and install. Other patterns take up more time to install and for that are more costly.
- Random pattern wood flooring can be installed to add movement and to create a customized look. As the width of the blocks vary per row, the pattern maintains consistency. This requires a mix of wide and narrow boards and is best installed parallel to the longest wall of the room.
- Everyone is raving about the herringbone pattern these days. You’ll see it not just in wood floors but also in tile patterns. This pattern has a rich history, as it was originally used by the Romans in masonry. They call it opus spicatum or “spiked work”. It’s a traditional floor pattern in European homes, which can be installed with or without borders.
- The basket weave, brick wood or parquet pattern means laying the planks in a repeated geometric pattern, which results in a checkerboard look. It used to be very expensive to have floors installed this way however prefabricated square modules are moving things along for installers.
It’s amazing to us how all these patterns can be seen and enjoyed from one house! The Rosemary, a heritage home we are working on, has all these floor patterns. These wood floors are timeless. All we’ve really had to do with them is to sand them down and re-stain them. They look brand new all over again!
Do you need help with your home renovation? Are you looking for advice on what pattern works best in your home improvement? Speak to an Advisor today. Call 604-264-7366.
Meg McCaslin, Admin & Communication