Hardwood Floor Patterns

Add elegance to any room with hardwood floor patterns

Hardwood floor patterns can have a profound effect on the visual aesthetic of any room. Also known as parquet, wood floor patterns have been popular since they were first seen in the manors and castles of 16th century Europe, and today they still bring a feeling of luxury and elegance to stylish homes.

There are a wide variety of standard hardwood floor patterns to choose from, and many homeowners choose to create their own custom wood plank patterns to give their room a one-of-a-kind appearance. Patterns can be used to accent sections of a room, as a border around the sides of a space, or to create a focal highlight.

Carlisle Wide Plank Floors, one of America’s leading providers of handcrafted wood surfaces, offers customers a variety of products with hardwood floor patterns and can assist homeowners in choosing the right pattern for a space or in designing their own pattern for a customized installation.

An overview of hardwood floor patterns

What are hardwood floor patterns?

Hardwood floor patterns are used to arrange the planks in hardwood floors in a way that produces a geometric pattern to add visual interest to a floor. Also called parquet floors, patterned floors may use a variety of well-known hardwood patterns or a pattern that is custom-designed by the homeowner, architect or floor designer. In some installations, light-colored hardwood floors are accented with darker floorboards and places to create even more variety in the pattern.

Why use hardwood floor patterns?

Wood floor design patterns add a sense of sophistication and elegance to a room. Parquet patterns have been used since the 16th century by wealthy homeowners to bring a greater feeling of luxury to interior spaces.

What are the most popular parquet patterns?

There are a large number of standard hardwood floor layout patterns. Herringbone is one of the most common, using rectangular boards of equal length to create a zigzag pattern, where the end of one board connects to another at a right angle. A Chevron pattern also uses an angled pattern, but the ends of boards are cut to allow adjoining boards to form a V-shaped. The Versailles pattern, inspired by floors in the Palace of Versailles, is made with large squares within which short floor boards that are laid out for a woven or thatched appearance.

Can any hardwood floor be installed with a pattern?

Any hardwood that can be used to make a floor can be cut and arranged in a hardwood floor pattern.

Can hardwood floor patterns be used with engineered wood?

Engineered wood is an excellent option for parquet flooring. Carlisle provides two engineered parquet flooring collections with Herringbone patterns in a range of colors that are ideal for urban lofts, penthouse apartments and installation over radiant heat, concrete slab and high moisture areas.

Is it possible to prefinish a floor with a pattern?

Yes. Prefinishing a parquet floor enables the floorboards to be treated with stronger sealants than can be used on site within the home. A prefinished parquet floor also helps to make installation faster and less messy and inconvenient.

Expect the best from Carlisle customer service

The only thing that matches the quality of our wide plank floors is the attentiveness of our customer service. From your first contact with our design team to the installation of your finished floor, you’ll find expert guidance and friendly assistance at every step, making the process of designing your floor as pleasurable as living on it. Our team works closely with you to design your hardwood floor patterns and choose the exact type of wood, texture, color and other elements, designing a floor that will delight you for years to come. Our team is intensely dedicated to serving our customers and helping to find the right flooring for your space, budget and lifestyle.

Why choose hardwood floor patterns from Carlisle?

For more than 50 years, Carlisle Wide Plank Floors has been creating handcrafted wood floors that are among the finest in America. Sourced from the most reliable timber grown in American forests, our floors are truly masterpieces that are the perfect expressions of the homeowners who choose them.
Every Carlisle wide plank floor is handcrafted with unmatched pride, passion and purpose. We work closely with our customers to make sure every detail – whether it’s the right hardwood floor pattern or the nuance of a hand-scraped edge – is realized in perfection to create a one-of-a-kind floor. Our forest-to-floor ethic and our commitment to sustainability enable us to help preserve natural resources while harvesting the best timber for our wide plank floors. With Carlisle, you can be sure your floor will be a stunning backdrop for your life at home or work, enhancing your space for years to come.