As an interior design enthusiast, you’ve likely noticed the growing trend in unique hardwood floor designs using mixed wood plank widths and floor patterns.

In this post, we’ll explore how you can create a stunning and personalized space by combining different plank sizes and floor patterns to make a bold design statement.

At Michigan Hardwood Floor Services, we’re passionate about bringing your creative visions to life, and we’re confident that this guide will inspire you to make your home truly one-of-a-kind.

Step 1: Choose Your Hardwood Flooring Material

The first step in creating your custom hardwood floor design is selecting the suitable material. At Michigan Hardwood Floor Services, we offer various hardwood species with unique grain patterns and color variations. Your options are virtually limitless, from traditional oak and maple to exotic teak and Brazilian cherry. Consider the overall aesthetic of your space and choose a hardwood species that complements your design vision.

Step 2: Mix and Match Plank Widths

Mixing and matching plank widths is one of the most effective ways to create a distinctive hardwood floor design. By incorporating various widths, you can add visual interest and break up the monotony often found in traditional hardwood flooring. For example, you could combine narrow 2-inch planks with wider 6-inch planks for a dynamic and visually striking effect.

When selecting your plank widths, consider the size and layout of your space. Smaller rooms may benefit from narrower planks, while larger areas can accommodate wider planks without feeling overwhelming. Experiment with different combinations to discover the perfect balance for your home.

Step 3: Choose Your Floor Pattern

Once you’ve decided on your hardwood species and plank widths, it’s time to select a floor pattern that reflects your style. There are numerous patterns to choose from, each with its unique characteristics:

Straight Lay: The most traditional pattern, straight lay involves installing planks parallel to one another.

Mixing plank widths can add a modern twist to this classic design.

Herringbone: This pattern involves laying planks at a 90-degree angle to create a distinctive “V” shape. Mixing plank widths can create a visually captivating herringbone design.

Chevron: Similar to herringbone, chevron patterns involve laying planks at a 45-degree angle to create a continuous “V” shape. Combining different plank widths can add depth and dimension to this sophisticated pattern.

Basketweave: This pattern involves weaving planks together to create a lattice-like effect. Using mixed plank widths can create a unique, eye-catching basketweave design.

Random: This pattern involves laying planks in a random order, with no specific pattern or direction. Mixing plank widths in a random pattern can create an organic, free-flowing look that adds character to your space.

Hiring a Professional: Why You Should Trust an Expert to Install Your Mixed Widths and Pattern Floor?

Installing a mixed-width and patterned hardwood floor can be more challenging than a traditional straight plank floor, so hiring a professional installer with experience in this type of installation is essential. A professional will have the knowledge and tools to follow all installation process steps properly. Preparing the subfloor is critical, especially for the glue-down or nail-down methods. Then, they will take extra care to ensure that the planks are installed evenly and at the correct angle to create the desired pattern. They will also use high-quality adhesives and finishing materials to ensure a durable and long-lasting floor.

Step 4: Finishing Touches

Once the hardwood floor installation is complete, the professional will apply a high-quality finish to protect the wood. At Michigan Hardwood Floor Services, our UV-cured coatings provide exceptional durability and resistance to wear, ensuring your beautiful new floors stand the test of time.

With the right combination of hardwood species, plank widths, and floor patterns, you can create a truly unique hardwood floor design that reflects your personality and enhances the overall aesthetic of your home. Explore a vast selection of hardwood flooring options in the Portfolio tab of our website and Contact Us to schedule a free consultation when you are ready to begin your flooring project.