Laying patterns add character and individualism to space, creating a truly unique look. With the right colour, materials and a laying pattern, you will be able to create a statement floor or something more neutral – whatever your vision entitles.
Firstly, you want to choose your laying pattern, some examples are but are not limited to –
- broken bond;
- uniform tile;
- herringbone tile;
- random plank;
- strip wood;
Once you have decided on a pattern, it’s time to dot the I's and cross the T's and select the right material, finish and colour. This is the step that will help you achieve the look you envisioned.
If the designing is a bit too daunting for you, you could always consult a specialist such as an interior designer. A professional will also be able to advise you on the best materials or finishes for a specific laying style.
For example, a Passo pattern is best used for eye-catching detail as a standout feature. That's not to say that it can't be used to create an accent floor in an otherwise minimalistic room. It's all about balance, and a professional might be able to help you achieve the balance.
Some of the most popular “lying patterns” have something in common – they all look elegant
Pleat pattern, for example, while simple holds an elevated sophistication with its sharp angles yet fluid lines with lots of room for creating a unique look. By contrast, castell weave pattern, inspired by traditional parquetry, looks best with simplified materials or colours due to its 'busy' pattern template.
If you’re looking for a flooring option for an open space but still would like a level of separation in your space, random plank laying pattern will work perfectly for a seamless transition in colours.
For a more traditional look, one can’t go wrong with strip wood laying pattern. It’s universal, well-loved and a real classic. Like many classic patterns, it can be jazzed up with unusual material or colour scheme.
Laying patterns can turn any idea into a reality and add it a practical and chic twist. Most quality floor fitters will be able to assemble most common and popular patterns, so all that is left up to you are dreaming up your new floors!