So you’ve picked out your new flooring, agonized over your choices (tile or hardwood? light or dark? what size? which grout matches?) and you’re getting ready to lay it. Smooth sailing from here, right?
Well, right… but one more decision you need to make, and it’s a biggie: your floor pattern. Depending on the size and shape of the room(s) that you’re flooring, this choice is not always an easy one; today we’re going to help you with a comprehensive guide to the myriad different flooring patterns.
Browse through the pictures below to get an idea of what you like and what will work in your space, and let us know in the comments what works for you in your home.
When tiles or floorboards are laid parallel to and in line with one another, it’s referred to as “stacking” or straight lay: