What Is The Best Direction To Install The Flooring

From an installer point of view, any direction is possible BUT it will really depend on your interior outlook and personal preference. The installation can be done lengthwise or width wise, no issues.

On a general rule of thumb, the most effective way is when you lay your flooring the same direction as the main light source and in the same alignment with your main entrance. But usually a house will have several rooms and different windows placement, base on the difference, you can adopt different direction that best suit the room.

 

 

HOW DO YOU CHOOSE WHICH IS THE PERFECT LAYING DIRECTION?

 

 

 

 

General Rule

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Floor Xpert

 

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Floor Xpert

 

 

Laying your flooring in the same line with your entrance and main light source instantly brightens up your area!

 

Horizontally = Wider

 

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Floor Xpert

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Floor Xpert

Lay your boards width wise to make a narrow room look wider than it actually is.

 

 

Vertical = Longer

 

 

 

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Floor Xpert

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Floor Xpert

Installing vertical lengthwise add depth to a short room making it longish.

*All illustration images credit to QuickStep.

 

 

Diagonal = BIGGER

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Image Source: Floor Xpert

 

Interior DesignHome Renovation, Interior Design Image Source: IdeasXchange, Flooring Image Source: Floor Xpert

 

45-degree angle installation can instantly spruce up a small room to look more WOW.

 

Source of article: FloorXpert

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