There’s no limit to what you can do with hardwood floors. We’ve gone over several attractive installation patterns, but one that is not getting the attention it deserves is the diagonal hardwood floor. Most contractors will try to avoid this type of installation as it requires extreme precision and a lot of patience, but a true hardwood flooring craftsman will not shy away from this challenge.
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Diagonal flooring gives a bold statement in any home, and it’s a great way to make your hardwood floors stand out. For an open floor plan or just a large room, diagonal floors can give your floors that extra “wow” factor that will make all visitors take notice.
If you want your floors to stand out, give them some personality, as well as stretch and open up a room, then talk to a flooring craftsman about installing diagonal solid hardwood floors. Depending on the size and shape of your room, you and your contractor can figure out what the best angle for the diagonals should be, either the classic 45 degrees or less. If you are choosing the diagonal flooring for more than one room, we recommend sticking with the same diagonal angle for all rooms, so your home doesn’t start to look too busy and dysfunctional.
Because of the extra labor and time that it usually takes to install your floors at a diagonal, one thing that you should consider is that this type of installation does come with a bit of extra waste due to the extra cutting that is required. For those of you looking to make the least environmental impact with your floors, this extra waste should be taken into consideration. Or you need to start thinking of some arts and craft project you can use the extra wood that you are left with at the end of the installation process.
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However, you want to lay your hardwood flooring, finding a contractor who can help guide you in the right direction (see what we did there!), and help you find the best pattern for your space. Before you begin any hardwood flooring project, do some research, consult with some experts and find inspiration from your a local flooring contractor.