What is the best direction to lay flooring?

Here’s what seasoned flooring installers do. Before starting the job, they lay out several planks on the floor, so they can see how the flooring would look in a variety of directions.

Be creative with your installation. Try these patterns:

The random look.
• Install in staggered pattern

A contrasting look.
• Lay planks diagonally at a 45-degree angle

Create the illusion of a longer space.
• Lay planks parallel to the longest wall in the installation area

Sound-Tec series with RapidLock.
• Planks install together with fewer transition moldings
(These connect seamlessly on the long edges only).
• Match Sound-Tec with Sound-Tec Tile for a seamless transition
Combines the look of wood with stone.

Glue down.
• Install Glue Down or InstaGrip in a herringbone or Chevron pattern

Try different combinations. It’s all a matter of taste.