The layout of your floor will help to draw the eye through your house and can actually make your space look larger or smaller than it actually is. For this reason, there are a few things that you must consider when you are installing a wood floor at your home. Rather than simply installing the flooring without giving it any thought, when you take time to consider how the flooring will look and what it will do to the design of your home, you can make sure that your space looks amazing.
Keep The Planks Long
Since longer wood planks are more expensive, if you want to give the illusion of your wood flooring being expensive and high quality, then you need to keep the wood flooring running in the same direction throughout the home. This means that you want to avoid changing up the different flooring directions in each room, as it will cause the space to look choppy and smaller than it actually is.
Consider The Dye Lot
There is an exception to this rule, and that is if you are going to be adding in a new wood floor and there is already an existing floor that you can’t easily feather into. Changes in the dye lot will mean that you will want to create a purposeful transition by turning your flooring so that it runs in the opposite direction. This helps keep your flooring looking professional and intentional and prevents the colours from clashing.
Consider Something Special
If you want to add visual interest to a room or a particular space in your home, then you may consider changing the pattern to add a border, inlay, or pattern. This can look very appealing and create a custom look in the home when it is done correctly using high-quality engineered timber flooring.
By carefully considering the way that you are going to lay the new boards for your wood floor, you can easily make sure that your flooring looks its best. This does take a little effort and forethought, but is well worth the extra work when the flooring in your home ends up looking amazing and adds to the beauty, as well as the function, of your home.