If you are looking for the best wood floor ideas for your Farmington Hills home, we can only assume you have done your research and learned everything you can about hardwood flooring.

Now that you have settled on hardwood, let us be the first to tell you that you have made a perfect choice. Hardwood floors are truly magnificent. However, it is not only important to find the best type of hardwood floors for your home — it is equally important to find the best wood floor design. 

That is where we come in. In this blog, we will look at six of our favorite hardwood floor designs so you can have a better understanding of what you should be looking for. Let’s get started!

1. Horizontal Panels 

You cannot go wrong with this classic design. A horizontal wood-paneled floor may look dated to some, but it is elegant, functional and makes for an excellent DIY flooring project due to the many click-lock and snap-together options out there.

Horizontal wood paneled floor

2. Herringbone Parquet 

Herringbone parquet floors are a stunning and timeless design that can add a sense of luxury to just about any room. Herringbone — commonly used for cobblestones in early Rome — first appeared inside homes in the 16th century and has been a hallmark of old-world beauty and elegance ever since. Imagine the charm and sophistication of old English and French manors reimagined in your home in Michigan! 

Can you take a DIY approach to your herringbone wood flooring installation? No, we highly advise against it. The smallest error can have a cascading impact and put the entire floor alignment off because herringbone parquet requires a unique installation process. We recommend that you protect your investment by engaging a reputable flooring professional — we have the expertise to accomplish that, and our craftsmanship will help bring your herringbone parquet dream to life. 

Custom Hardwood Floor

3. Chevron Parquet 

While some people consider chevron floors a new spin on classic herringbone, this is not entirely accurate. Chevron is also a classic, albeit with a more contemporary flair. Your hardwood floor investment is already high, but taking the risk to install Chevron yourself will up the cost even more should a mistake occur. And Chevron, just like Herringbone, has a unique installation process best left to a hardwood flooring professional. Chevron wood flooring has been installed at the Palace of Versailles among others, and it can be in your home as well with the help of a National Hardwood Floor Association Certified Professional. Our craftsmanship will ensure the correct installation pattern, so you can be assured that the vision you had for the final project will be a success.

4. Diamond Parquet 

Diamond wood flooring designs are a classically bold and opulent option that many homeowners may find “new.” These designs were widely used in European manors and castles of the past. Your mother-in-law may not be impressed with your cooking skills, but she will surely admire your impeccable taste in flooring.

5. Custom Design

What exactly does the word “custom” mean? Simply put, it is designed for one person. In other words, it is a one-of-a-kind hardwood design created specifically for your preferences and needs. And that means your custom hardwood flooring can be whatever you want it to be.

6. Mixed-Width Planks

Who says wood plank floors have to be the same width all the time? Even the old wood floors were not made of uniform boards. Wood planks can range in width from 6 to 12 inches. We recommended mixing and matching different types of wood flooring. Using planks of different widths will add depth and aesthetic interest to your floors while remaining very simple to install. After all, this is one of the most basic modern wood floor patterns available. 


Your design possibilities are only limited by your imagination, regardless of the type of wood flooring you choose. Nevertheless, no matter what you end up choosing, you have to do it right — contact Michigan Hardwood Floors Services for assistance in choosing and installing your hardwood floors. If you live anywhere in Farmington Hills and Bloomfield, call us at +1 248-470-7690 or fill out an online form to set up an appointment today!