Are you looking for something a little different in your hardwood floor? Perhaps you'd like to add a border or an inlaid pattern or a center medallion.
Designing a wood floor can be a little complicated, especially when you add intricate design elements and multiple wood species.
Just of the few design elements you'll want to consider when planning a hardwood floor are:
Medallions are simple or elaborate circular designs made of inlaid wood pieces, usually of multiple wood species and colors. This design is well-suited for circular rooms (like a library), entryways, commercial lobbies, or waiting rooms.
A more subtle design idea is to add a border around the floor with inlaid wood pieces of a contrasting wood species.
Parquet vs. Long Boards
Parquet gives a hardwood floor a rich, European ambiance. Parquet floors are made by using multiple, small inlaid wood pieces. Herringbone is a common parquet pattern.
Board Placement and Grain
Where you place the boards and which way the grain is pointing can also affect the floor's design. Do you want the boards to go lengthwise on the floor or crosswise?