Types of wood floor patterns
The types of wood floor patterns are unlimited, as virtually any pattern that a homeowner can envision can be realized during installation. Three of the most common patterns, and the patterns most often chosen by customers at Carlisle, include Herringbone, Chevron and Versailles.
Herringbone is one of the most popular types of wood floor patterns. Floorboards of equal length are laid out in a zigzag pattern, where the end of one board butts up against the next at a right angle. The Herringbone pattern adds a charming sense of movement and energy that brings vitality to any space.
Chevron is another popular angled pattern, but where the ends of each board are cut at an angle so that adjoining boards create a V shape. Like the Herringbone pattern, Chevron has a zigzag appearance, but rather than always being installed with right angles, the boards in a Chevron floor can be installed at different angles by adjusting way the ends of the boards are cut.
Versailles is a highly elegant and somewhat formal pattern inspired by the floors in the palace of King Louis XIV. A Versailles floor is comprised of large patterned squares, with each square made with floorboards arranged in an intricate and interwoven pattern.
At Carlisle, our design experts are always happy to help customers create their own designs for floors or borders.