The four most popular floor patterns for your floor

15 May 2019
Are floor patterns a thing of the past? They most certainly are not. Just look at the popular herringbone pattern or are you rather a fan of the playful geometric pattern? Something for everyone! Do you want to know more about the 4 trendiest patterns of today? Read more about it here!

Why a floor pattern in your house?
The use of a pattern can give a contemporary space an elegant, classical twist. And conversely, a unique pattern can also lead to a very trendy look in a classic interior. A pattern affects not only the entire atmosphere of the room, it also unconsciously has a big impact on how big the room looks. A pattern can make a difference in your house. These four patterns will take your floor and space to the next level:  

Classic? There is nothing wrong with that
The herringbone may be the “most” classic of all the laying patterns, but currently it is trendier than ever. But what is so typical about this pattern? A herringbone parquet is made with rectangular boards of the same length. By placing them neatly next to each other at an angle of 90°, with the crosscut side perpendicular to the long side of the next board, they form a pattern that is reminiscent of a herringbone, which is what the pattern is named after.
Due to its classic and timeless look, this ancient pattern immediately catches everyone’s attention. In addition, it looks beautiful in any room of a house, from the living room to the bathroom and the kitchen.

It looks the same but it is still different
Because they look similar, the Chevron pattern is sometimes called the brother of the herringbone. But these laying patterns are not exactly the same! Just like the herringbone, the Chevron is made of small boards of equal length, but here they have the shape of a parallelogram. The short sides of the boards are placed against each other and hereby form a line. Compared to the herringbone pattern, the design of the Chevron pattern looks a bit sleeker. Do you prefer the Chevron pattern? Then you are going for a hint of the luxury of the past with a fresh twist.

A bit of luxury from the French palaces
The original Versailles pattern takes its name from the Palace of Versailles, where it was first installed in the majestic mirror room, the epitome of French grandeur and luxury. This pattern consists of a square panel with a diagonal basket-weave pattern inside it. By now there are many classic variants of the Versailles pattern, each with their own geometric pattern inside a square. Each one is a true eye-catcher.

For the real risk-takers
Not a fan of herringbone, Chevron or Versailles pattern, but you do want something original? Let your creativity flow, because no geometric shape is too wild. Go for an industrial look with on-edge parquet, or make your own pattern with a mosaic parquet. The little strips that are the basis of this type of parquet enable endless variations.

Another geometric design that has been gaining in popularity is the hexagon pattern. This pattern, which cheered up many kitchens in the 20th century, is increasingly finding its way back to current interiors. A parquet consisting of wooden tiles in the shape of hexagons, gives a room a fresh, playful look with a vintage wink! And if that’s not crazy enough: why not combine wooden hexagon tiles with, for example, vintage porcelain tiles. Do not hesitate and go all the way!

Do you need more inspiration? Then take a look at our Interior Wood Trends 2019 magazine!

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